Kimberly Jeanne Burgans, a 47-year-old nurse who worked at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco, Colorado faces two felonies and one misdemeanor charge after she was arrested for allegedly diverting the painkiller fentanyl. The drug was supposed to be for her patients, but instead, it's alleged that she used it herself.
A drug test revealed that Burgans had fentanyl in her system, but she didn't have a prescription for the strong narcotic. According to her friends, the charges have “ruined her life.”
Burgans was a registered nurse in Colorado, but on Jan. 28 she was terminated. “There are three charges on this — two are felony, one is a misdemeanor. There are two counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or deceit under the new drug felony setup,” said John Franks, 5th District Deputy District Attorney.
In a statement the district attorney’s office in a prepared statement said there is major concern over the rise in similar cases involving medical professionals.
Burgans will face a judge May 25.