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DELTONA WOMAN CHARGED WITH STEALING AILING 86-YEAR-OLD’S PAIN MEDICATION
A Deltona woman who stole her 86-year-old father’s pain medication and replaced it with Tylenol is back in jail on charges of theft of a controlled substance and neglect of an elderly adult.
Jennifer Hall, 47 (DOB 1/29/1972), was arrested Wednesday afternoon after an investigation that started when a hospice nurse reported the victim’s medication was missing. The nurse had examined the victim’s pill box and discovered the pills in the Oxycodone container were not Oxycodone, but Tylenol.
Another nurse reported that because the victim hadn’t received his prescribed medication over a week’s time, he had to be administered fentanyl patches to overcome the pain.
The victim’s wife, 81, told deputies she is fearful when her daughter is in the house, and at night she has to lock herself in the bedroom with all her belongings, medications and pets for fear that Hall might steal them and sell or pawn them.
Hall was at the residence Wednesday while a deputy was there investigating, and she fled out the back door. The deputy quickly found her crouching behind a bush in the back yard, and she came back inside and was later taken into custody without incident.
Hall has previously been arrested for crimes against her parents in 2018 and 2019. In January, Hall was arrested for pushing her father to the ground after he stepped in front of her as she approached her mother during a heated argument.
She is currently in custody at the Volusia County Branch Jail on $5,000 bond.
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