Utah nurse gets 5 years for spreading hepatitis C by sharing infected needles 01/14/2020 11:43 am PST Comments KSTU / Weber County By John Franchi, KSTU SALT LAKE CITY (KSTU) -- A former nurse was sentenced to five years in federal prison for infecting several of her patients with hepatitis C. Elet Neilson was an emergency room nurse at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden when the crime occurred. She admitted that in 2014, she injected herself with pain killers meant for her patients. She then used the dirty needles on them, spreading the disease. Neilson told the judge she had been going through a divorce and lost her house to a fire in the weeks before taking the drugs. Judge Dee Benson sentenced Neilson to five years in prison. She was ordered to report to a facility in Bryan, Texas by March 2. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Neilson, 53, pleaded guilty in September to two counts of tampering with a consumer product and two counts of fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance. MORE: Utah opioid nurse sentenced to 5 years for spreading hepatitis C - KSTU A former Utah nurse will go to prison for five years for stealing painkillers and infecting patients - Salt Lake Tribune #Fraud #KSTU #SaltLakeCity #Sentencing #Tampering #Utah Related Stories Newborn abducted at hospital 55 years ago found living in Michigan Mom caught on camera poisoning young son to death in hospital Holistic doctor bludgeoned to death; husband accused in plot Ohio couple gets life for murder of infant son found in well Texas woman killed New Year's Eve by suspected celebratory gunfire Florida nurse accused of sexually assaulting patient with disability Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.