MINOT, N.D. — Authorities have dropped a theft charge against one of three Minot nurses accused of stealing drugs prescribed for patients in a hospice program.

The Minot Daily News reports that the charge against 40-year-old Jennifer Napora was dropped Oct. 3. The reason isn’t clear.

Charges of theft, conspiracy and endangering a vulnerable adult are still pending against 39-year-old April Beckler and 45-year-old Kim Kochel. They haven’t yet entered pleas and are due in court Dec. 14.

The drug thefts are alleged to have taken place between December 2012 and October 2014 while the nurses worked for Trinity Hospital’s Home Health and Hospice program.

Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com

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