An Illinois judge has handed down a 15-year-prison sentence to a Quincy, Illinois woman who admitted to bilking a nursing home out of $14,500. The defendant pleaded guilty last month to stealing form the North Adams Home in Mendon. She was charged with forgery, theft and obstruction of justice. The woman now has 18 felony convictions. It is important for nursing homes to conduct background checks on all employees to avoid financial abuse. To read more about the financial exploitation, please click the link.