ETX nursing home workers facing 20 years in prison for allegedly stealing from patients
POSTED: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 12:19pm
UPDATED: Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 11:47am
Frankston, Texas (KETK) — Two East Texas nursing home workers are in jail after allegedly using their patient's funds to pay for things for themselves.
Robin Slaughter, 43, and Whitney McFarland, 26, both turned themselves in to the Frankston Police Department and Anderson County Sheriff's Office around 8:00 p.m., respectively, Tuesday night, according to Frankston Police Chief, Richard Goodman.
Slaughter and McFarland reportedly embezzled $2,200 from a trust fund established for clients at nursing home.
The women were in charge of fund, but instead of spending the money on the patients, they went shopping for themselves.
Goodman stated they women bought designer purses, jeans and blouses with the stolen money.
There are two charges against each woman, both carrying a maximum 10-year sentence and $10,000 fine each.
The women were booked into the jail on charges of misapplication of fiduciary funs and exploitation of elder or disabled individuals and bond was set at $50,000 each.
If convicted, the women face up to 20 years in prison with fines reaching $20,000.