BANGOR, Maine (AP) - A former pharmacy technician at an Augusta veterans' hospital has been sentenced to two years of probation for stealing medication while on the job.

Rebecca Hamlin, 61,of Winslow, was also sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to pay a $4,000 fine.

Authorities say Hamlin was working at VA Maine Healthcare Systems-Togus last January when a co-worker spotted her putting an empty pharmacy bottle in her purse.

A subsequent search found additional medication in a tote bag at Hamlin's work station.

The medication included acetaminophen, simvastatin, phrenilin, naproxen and a hydrocodone tablet.

Her lawyer says he Hamlin had no prior criminal record.