The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

January 14, 2014

Senior apartments manager charged


HERMITAGE — Frank J. Nixon, 54, of Whispering Oaks, 260 S. Buhl Farm Drive, admitted taking some pills from one of the residents, but denied the other thefts, police said.

Police said they took reports that 35 Tramadol were stolen from a 90-year-old resident Sept. 1 or 2; 84 Xanax and 45 Tramadol from an 85-year-old resident Sept. 18 or 19; 18 Hydromorphone from a 66-year-old resident Dec. 31; and 15 Hydrocodone from a 58-year-old resident Jan. 4.

There were no signs of forced entry, leading investigators to believe that someone with a key committed the thefts, police said.

Nixon was interviewed and said he is treated for an addiction to opiates, police said. All of the drugs that were stolen are opiates.

He said he stole “some pills” in the Dec. 31 theft and offered to pay restitution, police said.

Nixon denied committing the other thefts.

He was charged Friday with four counts of theft and four counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Nixon has been sent a summons to appear for arraignment and a preliminary hearing at 11 a.m. Feb. 6 before District Judge Ronald E. Antos, Farrell.