Office of Attorney General Maura Healey from Massachusetts reported a guilt plea from Christina Polcari. She was the admissions director at the Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham. She embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from a nursing home resident.
Polcari pleaded guilty to Larceny over $1,200 from a Person over 60 years old (1 count), Forgery (5 counts), and Embezzlement by Fiduciary (1 count).
From August 2018 until May 2019, Polcari stole over $230,000 from a vulnerable adult’s funds. She spent the money on personal expenses such as repairs to her home, restaurants, cash withdrawals and vacations.
She only got three years of probation, and a $5,000 fine. She has to pay $76,000 in restitution to the victim. Hold on. She steals $230,000 but only has to pay back $76,000.
How does that make sense?