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Caretaker Steals Medication from Elderly Woman

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Ranada Pritchett (Photo: Laurel Police Department) Ranada Pritchett (Photo: Laurel Police Department)

LAUREL, Del. - A Millsboro woman, who was a caretaker for an elderly disabled woman in Laurel, Del., was arrested Tuesday for stealing prescriptions from her patient, and filling them for her own use.

The Laurel Police Department said Wednesday, 34-year-old Ranada Pritchett, of Millsboro, was taking care of a 72-year-old disabled woman. Police started their investigation when they were alerted that several medications were stolen from the home. 

Police say Pritchett stole several prescriptions of Xanax and Loranzapam, which are commonly used to treat anxiety disorders. Police say Pritchett took the medications from the home and also filled the prescriptions at a local drug store.

Pritchett was arrested and arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court and released on a $4,000 unsecured bond, according to police.

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