For Immediate Release
October 23, 2009
Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeff Cahill
Attorney General Michael A. Delaney has announced that Cynthia Glover, age 50, of Pittsfield, has pleaded guilty in Merrimack County Superior Court to a felony Theft charge. Glover was a licensed nursing assistant working at the Peabody Home, an assisted living facility in Franklin, when she stole several checks from the room of a 90 year-old resident. Glover then forged the resident's signature on the checks and used them for personal purposes. The conduct occurred in late 2008 with charges filed earlier this year. Personnel at the victim's bank discovered the suspicious checks and reported the matter to law enforcement. Glover was fired from her position following the investigation. The defendant has no prior criminal record.
Upon pleading guilty, the defendant was sentenced to 30 days in jail with an additional 11 months suspended. She was also ordered to pay restitution totaling $4,250. The defendant's nursing license was revoked through separate administrative proceedings.
Attorney General Michael A. Delaney said: "This case involved a serious breach of trust. Our citizens living in residential care facilities fully depend on the honesty and integrity of their caregivers. This Office will continue to vigorously prosecute cases where that trust was violated." The case was handled by the Medicaid Fraud and Patient Abuse Unit, which investigates both healthcare provider fraud and allegations involving the financial exploitation and physical abuse of long-term care residents.
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