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Superior woman accused of posing as nursing student to steal morphine

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A 26-year-old registered nurse impersonated a nursing student and stole suspected morphine from patients at a Coon Rapids hospital by siphoning the medication with a syringe from their IV, a hospital official said Thursday.

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The woman, who was wearing nurse's scrubs while in Mercy Hospital, was arrested Tuesday as she tried to flee, said hospital spokeswoman Gloria O'Connell.

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