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Paramedic supervisor charged with stealing drugs and identity theft

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O'FALLON, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

A paramedic supervisor of a medical emergency service has been charged with multiple counts of wire fraud, identity theft, and theft of controlled substances.  

Jason Laut, 39, was charged with six counts of wire fraud, two counts of identity theft, and 29 counts of making false statements.

During Laut’s employment at MedStar Ambulance altered and falsified documents including patient records to conceal the theft of Fentanyl and Morphine, between Jan. 2013 and May 2015, according to court documents.

The indictment alleged that the theft of the controlled substances was from narcotic boxes stored on ambulances to aid injured patients.

Authorities claim Laut used his administrator access to alter patient care reports, to falsely indicate that the controlled substances were given to the patients, when in fact they were not.

The theft caused a steep financial loss for Memorial Hospital.

If convicted, Laut could face more than 20 years in prison.

His trial is set for March 27, 2017.

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