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POLICE: JCPS employee stole drugs from autistic child

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Leslie Chapman (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Leslie Chapman (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a JCPS employee for stealing prescription drugs.

According to an arrest warrant, the incident took place between Jan. 12 and Jan. 15. Police say 26-year-old Leslie E. Chapman was in a home, helping to care for a woman's 9-year-old autistic child, when she stole prescription medication.

On Jan. 12, the woman allegedly noticed that 73 Vicodin pills were missing. On Jan. 14, police say the woman noticed that eight more pills were missing after Chapman left.

On Jan. 15, the woman's husband installed a camera and allegedly caught Chapman taking seven more pills.

Additionally, the woman allegedly found that her 9-year-old's oxycodone and hydrocodone were missing, as well as her 7-year-old son's Ritalin.

A warrant was issued for Chapman's arrest on Jan. 17, and she was taken into custody later that day. Police say that when she was arrested, they found Xanax in her pocket -- something she told police she "going to get in trouble for," since she didn't have a prescription.

She was charged with theft and possession of a controlled substance.

A Jefferson County Public Schools representative tells us Chapman works as an instructional aide at Jacob Elementary School. She was also an employee of a program that Seven County Services provides fiscal management for, although she is not an employee of Seven County Services.

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