Nurse's Assistant Charged After Stealing Nearly 150 Peices of Jewelry from Elderly

A woman accused of stealing as much as $10,000 in jewelry from nursing home residents was sentenced Thursday in District Court.

The woman, 23, was ordered to serve a 30-day jail sentence, pay more than $4,000 restitution, write a letter of apology to each victim and use no alcohol or controlled substances. She was also placed on supervised probation for 10 years.

According to the criminal complaint, an investigation into jewelry thefts at the nursing home revealed that the woman, was working as a certified nursing assistant during the shifts when the thefts occurred. A detective ran the nursing home employee's name through the Automated Pawn System and found that she had sold two rings on June 11 at a pawn shop.

Police found that the woman's husband had also sold 42 pieces of jewelry from June 15 through July 15. Together, the two had allegedly sold jewelry at multiple pawn shops for more than $3,500. A search warrant executed on the couple's cars and home turned up more than 100 pieces of jewelry and coins, the complaint continues. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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