Nursing Home Aide Arrested on Fourteen Counts of Elder Abuse After Stealing from Residents

A woman working as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at a senior care facility has been accused of stealing residents' jewelry and money. The woman was arrested this week on fourteen counts of abuse of a dependent adult, each count punishable by up to five years in prison.

According to police, the woman stole from the residents while she was on-duty over a period of several months. The value of the stolen items totals almost $10,000, police say. The facility suspended the employee initially and has since terminated her employment. Facility representatives reported the missing items to police on behalf of the residents. 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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