Nursing Home Employee Charged with Theft

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) -- An employee at a nursing home in Wheelersburg, Ohio has been arrested and charged with taking money from a patient.

The Scioto County Sheriff says Amanda MCalister, 34, of New Boston, is charged with one count of theft from the elderly.

Sheriff Marty Donini says his office received a report from a family member who said that her father had money missing from his room on two separate occasions.

Sheriff Donini says during the investigation, detectives were able to identify a nurse’s aid as a possible suspect.

Following an interview with investigators, MCalister was charged with the theft.

She is being held in the Scioto County Jail without bond pending her arraignment.

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