Complaint: Tripler employee used patient names to steal drugs

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Tripler Army Medical Center employee is facing drug charges after the hospital reported that it couldn't account for more than 8,500 tablets of narcotics.

A criminal complaint filed Tuesday alleges that Olivia Ronquilio knowingly took oxycodone and hydrocodone tablets with the intent to distribute them.

Hospital officials alerted authorities in the case March 10, when they discovered that narcotics were missing.

A subsequent investigation found that Ronquilio had allegedly made 82 fake transactions, using her unique sign-in and fingerprint to acquire the controlled drugs, according to a criminal complaint.

Tripler staff found that there were no legitimate prescriptions for those transactions, which were fraudulently linked to 65 patients.

After her arrest last week, Ronquilio told investigators that she had used her unique login to "remove schedule II narcotics, without a valid prescription, and give them to another person," the criminal complaint said.

This story will be updated.

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