Former Nursing Home Worker Charged With Stealing From Residents
Police said the man stole and pawned the rings. The defendant said he found the rings in a washing machine at Delmar Gardens West in Town and Country.
UPDATE: The following information was supplied by the Town and Country Police Department and court documents. It does not indicate a conviction where an arrest was made.
A 48-year-old man faces a criminal charge after police said he stole jewelry from a nursing home resident in Town and Country.
Anthony Chatman of the 100 block of Hawkesbury Drive in Cool Valley, was charged last Monday with felony theft.
According to the probable cause statement, Town and Country Police said Chatman, who formerly was a laundry worker for Delmar Gardens West nursing home, stole two gold and diamond rings from a resident in the
Police said an investigation into thefts at the facility revealed that people saw Chatman going in and out of residents’ rooms, which was against Delmar Gardens policy for laundry workers.
Police discovered he sold two rings, valued at a total of $800, to a pawn shop. The rings belonged to a Delmar Gardens resident.
Chatman denied taking the rings from the room, according to the police report. He said he found the rings in a washing machine, but made no attempt to return them to the owner.
Bail was set at $25,000 for Chatman.
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