Former Pharmacy Tech Admits to Stealing VA Drugs 

A former pharmacy technician from Winslow admitted Thursday to stealing prescription drugs from the Togus V.A. hospital in Augusta.

61-year-old Rebecca Hamlin appeared in federal court in Bangor, charged with theft of government property.

Court documents says Hamlin was working at Togus in January when a co-worker spotted her putting an empty pharmacy bottle in her purse.

A supervisor later notice pills from the V.A . in a bag under Hamlin’s desk.

Authorities say Hamlin confessed to the crime.

Hamlin faces a year in prison and a $100,000 fine.

She’s out on $5,000 bail until her sentencing.