Conway police are investigating a former nursing home office manager accused of stealing thousands of dollars from patients and the owner.
The accusations were made to police Monday by Eric Young, executive director, and Rhonda Broege, director of nursing, at the St. Andrews Place Nursing Home at 3501 College Ave. after they say the ex-employee admitted to the theft.
Young told police the ex-employee, Cassandra Bailey, worked at the nursing home for 13 years, but was fired, although it was not stated when, due to job performance. Young said Bailey, 39, of Morrilton, just recently admitted to stealing from patients, and the owner, of the nursing home.
Broege told police all patients at the nursing home have accounts which are used to purchase "things they need for living," the police report states. Bailey was said to be the sole person in charge of the patient accounts while employed at the nursing home.
Broege and Young told police Bailey admitted to taking money meant to be deposited into patient accounts, and also admitted to taking money out of patient accounts over the past two years.
Police were provided with a list of patient accounts and amounts that were taken by Bailey over the past two years.
The police report lists 22 victims and $9,368.11 worth of stolen money. Police were informed the owner has agreed to refund money to all patients that were affected.
Conway police spokesperson La Tresha Woodruff said detectives are in the process of interviewing other employees and patients’ family members. No police contact has been made with the suspect at this time, Woodruff said.
Young told police that lawyers had been notified.
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