Nursing Home Employee Sentenced to Jail After "Borrowing" Money From Elderly Residents

A woman was sentenced last week for taking funds from two elderly residents at the nursing home where she worked. The woman, 43, was sentenced to 60 days in jail, five years of probation, and ordered to pay a $300 fine after she pleaded guilty last summer to four counts of Financial Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult.

From March 2009 to November 2010, while she was employed at the nursing home, she had taken $62,994.80, according to the criminal complaint. The woman mostly wrote personal checks to herself from the victims’ checking accounts while she helped the residents pay their bills.

According to officials, she also charged $2,000 to one of the victim’s credit cards for her child's college expenses. When police confronted the suspect, she admitted that she had "borrowed" the money from victims with the intention of paying it back. 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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