Woman accused of stealing pills at Westlake assisted living facility sentenced

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Christina Melaragno is sentenced for stealing medicine from a resident at an assisted living facility. (Photo: Jim Pijor/Fox 8 News)

CLEVELAND- An employee of a Westlake assisted living facility accused of stealing medications from her a resident was sentenced on Monday.

Christina Melaragno, executive director of the Gardens at Westlake, was arrested in October following a year-long investigation that involved the Drug Enforcement Agency. Police said she stole prescription pain killers, including Oxycodone, from a resident and replaced them with over-the-counter pills like Tylenol.

Melaragno pleaded guilty to stealing from only one resident. On Monday, she was sentenced to two years of community control. She also must pay a $5,000 fine.

Melaragno faced a 20-count indictment including charges of theft, drug possession, burglary and drug trafficking.

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