A nurse who worked at a family health care practice in Palmerton and was charged with 55 counts has had her case bound over to Carbon County Court.

Angela McClain, 42, of Palmerton, was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Wednesday at the office of District Judge William Kissner of Palmerton.

Instead, McClain chose to waive her right to a hearing, and will appear May 2 for a pretrial status conference in the district attorney's office at the courthouse in Jim Thorpe.

McClain faces charges on 27 counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition, movable property; 25 counts of the acquisition or obtaining of possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception, or subterfuge; and one count each of possession of a controlled substance, corrupt organizations, and criminal conspiracy to the acquisition or obtaining of possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception, or subterfuge.