Nursing Home Care Aide Arrested for Stealing Over $10,000 from Elderly Resident

Police have arrested a woman who worked as a personal care assistant at a retirement community on charges she attempted to steal more than $10,000 from an 88-year-old resident. The 25-year-old aide was hired at the facility to help the elderly woman dress, eat, and perform other activities.

According police, when the elderly woman was admitted to the hospital, she left her purse at the facility. The aide then went into the woman’s purse and removed a check, and wrote it out to her mother for for $10,200. The employee was caught on camera trying to deposit the forged check into her mother's account. The bank notified the elderly woman's family that the check had come back due to insufficient funds. The family then reported the incident to police.

When questioned, the aide admitted to police that she had forged the check and tried to deposit it. She was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and third-degree grand larceny. After she pleaded not guilty last week, she was ordered to be held on $10,000 bond. If convicted, she faces up to seven years in prison. 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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