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Former Nursing Home Employee Convicted of Theft

A former nursing home employee pled guilty to first-degree theft of $14,373 from a nursing home. The employee was sentenced to two years, which was suspended, placed on probation for five years, ordered to pay full restitution and fined $500. The employee opened a Sam’s Wholesale Club credit card account while employed as an account’s payable and payroll clerk in the name of the nursing home. From June 13, 2005, to May 30, 2007 the employee charged $14,373 in personal purchases which included gasoline, tires, a washing machine and groceries. She caused the nursing home to pay the credit card statements for her personal purchases, as though they were legitimate nursing home purchases. To read the full story, click here.