A nursing assistant from Pittsfield has pleaded guilty to felony theft for stealing more than $4,000 from an elderly resident of an assisted living facility in Franklin, the attorney general's office said yesterday.
Cynthia Glover, 50, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for stealing checks from a 90-year-old resident's room at the Peabody Home. According to the attorney general's office, Glover forged the resident's signature on several checks late last year.
The victim's bank discovered the checks and notified law enforcement. Charges were filed earlier this year. The case was handled by the Medicaid Fraud and Patient Abuse Unit, which investigates healthcare provider fraud and the possible financial exploitation and physical abuse of long-term care residents.
Glover was ordered to pay $4,250 in restitution. Eleven months of her sentence were suspended.
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