Nursing Home Employee Gets 2.5 Years Prison & $500,000 Fine After Stealing From Elderly

A woman has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after cashing nursing home residents’ benefit checks for her personal use, according to federal prosecutors.The woman was sentenced on one count of embezzlement and five counts of filing false tax returns.

Prosecutors said that in four years as a bookkeeper at a nursing home, she embezzled $440,958.05. The former nursing home employee was able to cover her theft by making accounting adjustments to the residents’ accounts, prosecutors said. In addition to the prison sentence, the court ordered the woman to make full restitution of the stolen money and pay $65,000 to the IRS. 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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