Stealing residents’ ring leads to charges for nursing home employee
A Kingston nursing home employee is now facing six charges following an investigation into the theft of a wedding ring from one of the home’s residents.
On Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, Kingston Police received a complaint from a local nursing home about the theft of the wedding ring. The ensuing investigation found that the accused woman, a staff member at the nursing home, had stolen the ring and sold it at a local pawn shop.
Upon attending the pawn shop in question, police learned that, since August of 2018, the accused woman had sold the shop eight different rings. The woman had claimed to be the rightful owner of the rings. The rings were seized and, as a result, the pawn shop was defrauded just over $700.
Three of the rings were identified as belonging to residents of the nursing home and returned to their rightful owners.
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the accused woman was arrested at her appointment with her probation officer. The 26-year-old woman is charged with three counts of theft, possession of stolen property, fraud, and breach of probation.