A Burlington woman is facing nine counts of felony theft after an investigation by the Burlington Police Department found that she stole more than $24,000 from three mentally disabled men who lived in her group home.
According to the criminal complaint, police first became aware that the defendant, Becky Ann Borucki, 56, operator of Burucki Group Home, was stealing from the residents, when they were contacted by the legal guardian of one of the residents of the home.
The guardian told police her brother’s bank had contacted her about his checking account. She said she then found numerous discrepancies on the account that all related back to Borucki.
Through bank records, the guardian and police discovered that approximately $8,629 had been removed from her brother’s banking account between Aug. 10, 2011, and Jan. 4 via unauthorized transactions, according to the complaint. The amount also included overdraft fees charged to her 50-year-old brother by the bank.
Officers then had the legal guardians of two other residents of the home check to see if any monies had been stolen from their family members.
Borucki has been charged with five counts of felony theft-movable property and three counts of felony personal ID theft. If convicted on all counts, she could face up to 58 years in prison and fines totalling $105,000.
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Group Home Caretaker Charged With Stealing $24,000 From Patients