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Nurse Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Assisted Living Center Resident

A nurse who worked at an assisted living center in Hockessin has pled guilty to stealing from a resident of the facility.

Deputy Attorney General Lisa Barchi of the DOJ Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) secured the plea from Jennifer Wilson, 31, of Wilmington. In October 2018, Wilson went into a resident’s dresser drawer and took $180 and a credit card, which Wilson used to purchase a television.

Wilson pled guilty in the Court of Common Pleas to Theft Under $1,500 and was immediately sentenced by a judge to 1 year of probation, ordered to pay $560.94 in restitution, and reported to the Adult Abuse Registry.

Wilson was referred to the Division of Professional Regulation where disciplinary action on her nursing license is pending.

Corporal Joshua Walther of the Delaware State Police investigated the case with assistance from MFCU chief special investigator Bruce Pinkett.

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