Roanoke Woman Sentenced to Prison For Stealing Rings from Veterans in Nursing Homes

A former Certified Nurse's Assistant (CNA) was heard in court this week on criminal charges for selling rings that she stole from veterans living at a Roanoke nursing home. At the hearing, the former CNA was sentenced to five years in prison.

The woman said she sold the four stolen wedding bands, which had been stripped from residents fingers, at pawn shops. She then used the money to support her drug addiction. She tearfully admitted to the theft and that her actions were wrong. The victims were all residents of the Virginia Veterans Care Center.

According to prosecutors, another aide at the nursing home, took the rings from the patients and gave them to the first aide to sell. The 24-year-old CNA, of Franklin County was sentenced to 24 years in prison, with all but five suspended. As part of her sentence, she was ordered to never work as a nurse or nurses’ assistant again.  The second aide is scheduled to be sentenced next week. 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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