Belleville Nurse Pleads Guilty to Stealing Drugs from Elderly Patients
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – A Belleville nurse, Angela Mohler, 40, pled guilty to five
counts of obtaining drugs by fraud on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.
According to court documents, Mohler worked as a nurse for senior care and nursing facilities from
2018 to 2021, including facilities in Edwardsville, Belleville, Lebanon, and Caseyville. She used
her position of trust to steal pain medications like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and morphine from
vulnerable patients. After taking the drugs for her personal use, Mohler would often destroy or
modify the patient’s records to cover up the thefts. This meant the patient’s records would show
Mohler had given him or her pain medication, when in fact they had often suffered without it.
Mohler is one of several medical professionals recently charged with stealing medication from
patients. In April, a nurse, Krista Brenner, was indicted on similar charges for
stealing pain medication while working at senior care facilities in the Metro East area in 2019.
In September, another nurse, Joseph Mattingly, was sentenced on charges of stealing pain
medication from residents while working at a center for adults with intellectual disabilities in
The investigation was conducted by the United States Department of Health and Human Services,
Office of Inspector General - Office of Investigations and the Illinois State Police Medicaid Fraud
If you suspect or know of an individual or company that is not complying with healthcare laws or
public aid programs, you may report this activity to the local office of the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, or you may call 1.800.447.8477.
Updated April 19, 2023