CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- Police officers recently arrested a home health care worker on a charge of allegedly stealing prescription medication from a local residence.

The Charleston Police Department reported in a press release on Tuesday that the burglary investigation that led to the arrest of Kyle J. White, 22, of Charleston began on Dec. 22. The department reported that its initial investigation led to new information regarding a similar investigation by the Illinois State Police indicating White was responsible for multiple thefts of medication from different victims in the Coles County area.

White visited patients while working as a representative of an outside home health care provider and while he was off duty, the department reported. A patient's suspicions that prescription medications were missing from their home resulted in a police report being filed, the department reported.

According to the press release, the ensuing investigation led to the request of an arrest warrant for White concerning the reported Charleston case. White later turned himself in on the warrant and posted bond. The Coles County court case is pending.

In regard to the Illinois State Police investigation, the Illinois Attorney General's Office will handle prosecution in those cases.

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