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Nurse sentenced for stealing Vicodin from patients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2012


MINNEAPOLIS – Earlier today in federal court, a nurse formerly employed at an assisted
living facility was sentenced for stealing Vicodin from patients. United States District Court
Judge Joan N. Ericksen sentenced Travis Alan Bourbonnais, age 36, of St. Paul, to four years of
probation, including six months in a halfway house and 100 hours of community service, on one
count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. Bourbonnais was indicted on June 21, 2011,
and pleaded guilty on November 3, 2011.

In his plea agreement, Bourbonnais admitted that from May to August of 2010, he stole
Vicodin and created a fraudulent narcotics record book to conceal the missing drugs. The pills
stolen often came from inventory intended for destruction or medication orders for amounts in
excess of what was truly needed by the patients.

This case was the result of an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration-
Office of Criminal Investigations, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the
Minneapolis Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly A.
Svendsen.

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