During her first shift at a Westfield nursing home in 2018, Danielle Works skimmed morphine from a dying patient to feed her own drug habit.
According to a federal prosecutor, Works was found slumped over in a chair, barely coherent, during the second leg of a double shift at the Governor’s Center long-term care facility in Westfield.
It was not the first time — or even the second — she had stolen narcotics from patients to get high on the job, investigators said. Before being charged in federal court, she had been fired from multiple facilities for the same behavior. The prior facilities were not cited in court or the public record.