Ohio woman arrested in WA flu vaccine

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - An Ohio woman is under investigation in the theft of H1N1 influenza vaccine from a Thurston County, Washington hospice center.

Sheriff's deputies say 37-year-old Alissa K. Yoder, of West Liberty, Ohio, took two vials of the vaccine from an unlocked medical refrigerator at Providence Sound HomeCare and Hospice.

The vials each contained 10 doses. Yoder had been hired as a contractor at the hospice. A detective said she was arrested Thursday after two other employees turned her in. It was not immediately known if she had an attorney.

The stolen vaccine has not been recovered.

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