Employee charged with nursing home thefts
Camden — A CNA, formerly employed by Quarry Hill, has been summoned on two charges of theft, according to Camden Police.
Linda Perkins, 58, of Washington confessed to the thefts during an interview with police, said Detective Curt Andrick. She was working as a CNA and hairdresser at the extended care and assisted living facility at the time of the thefts, according to police.
"She stole cash and gift cards out of residents' rooms," he said.
Andrick declined to value the amount stolen but said there was more than one elderly victim. The thefts took place during recent months and were reported to police by management at Quarry Hill, he said. Cooperation by Wal-Mart and JC Penney allowed police to track use of the gift cards, Andrick said.
"It's unfortunate. These victims are vulnerable," he said.
A representative of Quarry Hill confirmed late Thursday that Perkins is no longer employed at the facility.
“The management at Quarry Hill take the safety and security of our residents very seriously. In doing so, we work closely with local law enforcement when necessary. Since this is a personnel matter, we cannot comment on the specifics at this time,” Quarry Hill Administrator Mary Sargent said in an emailed statement.
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