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Nursing Home Worker Sentenced for Fraud

A nursing home worker was sentenced to eight years in prison and 22 years of probation for stealing from elderly patient accounts. The nursing home employee must also pay $200,000 in restitution following her sentencing of one count of grand theft and 41 counts of forgery. She was convicted in February with stealing form accounts while working at the nursing home. The woman was in charge of patient accounts and was supposed to turn over funds she collected to the medical service. It was at that time that forged signatures were found on checks. She was also in charge of balancing the nursing home checking account. Financial exploitation against the elderly has become all too common in nursing homes. To read more about the financial exploitation, please click the link.