A woman who was supposed to be taking care of people at an area nursing home has been taking from them instead, said a police report released by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Sharon Kaiser, 44, of Jacksonville, was arrested on suspicion of fraudulent use of credit cards, petit theft, exploitation of the elderly, bank fraud, grand theft and fraudulent use of personal identification information.
Initially, missing checks were reported at the large retirement community late last year. The report indicates there are a lot more missing items at Cypress Village.
The police reports said one elderly resident reported that someone stole a $5,000, a 14-karat charm bracelet, and a $2,500 ring from her. Another victim reported having a $1,600 necklace and an $1,800 gold chain swiped.
Some victims in the report said this problem is widespread. In the one report, a victim claims "there has been around 90 items stolen from different patients from Cypress Village." Police arrested Kaiser after police reported linking jewelry found at pawn shops to her.
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Arrest Made in Nursing Home Thefts