Nursing home employee confesses to stealing from residents

Woman admits stealing from Hyde Park nursing home January 14, 2008

A former employee of a nursing home faces prison after admitting in court today she stole more than $8,000 from a resident of the home.  Melissa Johnson acknowledged she had stolen the money by using the woman’s debit card between February and August 2006.

Johnson had been placed on probation in May of 2006 on an unrelated conviction on a felony forgery charge. She admitted today she had violated the terms of her probationary sentence by carrying out the thefts from the woman at the nursing home.