A 50-year old Barberton woman has been charged with stealing medications from a 77-year old woman she was providing care to, and replacing them with veterinary drugs.
The Summit County Sheriffs Office has charged Amy Wiliamson with tampering with drugs, theft and assault. She was booked into the Summit County Jail.
The victim became ill after taking the veterinary medication. She is now recovering.
Williamson is also suspected of stealing medications prescribed to the elderly woman's husband.
Summit County Sheriff's Inspector Bill Holland says the investigation beganafter detectives were contacted by a third party.
Holland tells AkronNewsNow "This just goes to show a lot of people will do anything to get their hands on these meds. Unfortunately seniors are often a target because for one they've got a lot of these narcotic pain meds. And even when they are a victim they don't report it because they feel some sort of shame."