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Worker Accused of Stealing from Patients at an Assisted-living Facility

An elderly woman discovered that her two gold rings, one with a diamond-encrusted flower, the other a pearl was missing from her room at an assisted-living facility. Police say that the ring was stolen and then pawned by an employee at the assisted-living facility. The employee was also charged with using the credit cards of two other elderly residents to buy clothing, shoes and even hair extensions. She has since pled not guilty to larceny and credit card fraud. She has since been fired and ordered by the judge to have no contact with anyone disabled or over the age of 65 as a condition of her release. Financial exploitation has become all too-common place in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities especially in Chicago, Illinois. To read more about the stolen goods, please click the link.