WDSU News reported that Stephanie Ducre, an employee at a nursing home in Sidell, LA, has been arrested for stealing jewelry and a digital camera from residents.  The resident whose camera was stolen had memory loss and used the pictures on her camera to help her memory.

Because the theft constituted a gross violation against the elderly, Ducre was not only charged with four counts of theft by fraud, but with four counts of exploitation of the infirm and four counts of theft of assets of an aged person as well. Police Chief Randy Smith stated, “We want this to be a strong message that taking advantage of the elderly citizens in our community will not be tolerated.”

 

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