Nursing Home Worker Charged Thanks To Theft Detection Powder

After numerous thefts of a patient at a nursing home, police performed a sting operation to identify the culprit.  Powder that turns purple when it makes contact with the skin and even more purple when a person tries to wash it off ultimately solved the case. The theft detection powder was put on currency and placed in a patient’s drawer.

The nursing home employee was arrested and released on $750 personal recognizance. Formal charges will be read in an upcoming court appearance. 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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