Kingsport nurse accused of stealing credit cards from elderly patient's daughter

Rain Smith • Nov 19, 2009 at 12:00 AM

KINGSPORT — A home health care nurse from Kingsport has been charged with stealing credit cards from the daughter of an elderly woman in her care.

An incident report from the Kingsport Police Department states Mary B. Blevins, 24, 952 Chadwick Drive, Apt. 3, was booked into the city jail on fugitive from justice charges on Wednesday afternoon. The report does not state what that warrant was for.

During the booking process, police said two charge cards made out to another name were found inside Blevins’ change purse. Blevins allegedly told police the cards — one from Old Navy and the other from Nautilus — were her sister’s and that she had permission to use them.

Police were able to make contact with a Gray woman whose name was listed on the cards. The woman relayed that Blevins was not related to her in any way but had been providing in-home care to her mother. The woman believed Blevins could have taken the cards while working at her residence.

Besides possession of stolen property, Blevins was also charged with three counts of simple possession of narcotics and a felony offense of introducing drugs into a penal facility.

According to the police report, Blevins was asked on the way to jail if she had drugs in her possession that were not prescribed by a doctor. She allegedly replied that she did not.

At the jail a pill bottle in her name was found containing 11 hydrocodone that she was prescribed. However, also in the bottle were four pills believed to be Alprazolam and five pills believed to be Clonazepam. Each is a Schedule IV narcotic. Police also found an orange pill in her change purse believed to be Suboxone, a Schedule II drug.

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