Brash Nurse Who Stole Meds From Seattle Hospital In April Has Criminal Record
Some called her the Nursing Bandit, because of the calm and commanding way she fooled employees at Seattle’s Swedish Hospital.
Rachael Nezat was identified via surveillance footage as the woman dressed a nurse who boldly entered the hospital in April, stole a number of prescription meds, and even tried to steal from two patient’s IV medication drips.
She was seen cutting tubes leading from the medication bags, leaving their families and staff to find blood and fluids dripping on the floor. Nezat had fooled numerous staff and patients by using correct medical terminology and knowing her way around the rooms and hospital procedures, as previously reported by Newstalk 870.
As it turns out, that’s because she was fired from Swedish in 2008 for stealing over 150 vials of a highly addictive pain medication called hydromorphine. She falsified records so she could keep the medications for herself. She got a job at Highline West Seattle Mental Health Hospital in 2009, but was fired there for forging a prescription for oxycodone for herself.
She is facing new misdemeanor charges for the Swedish hospital incidents.