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Five nursing home workers accused of stealing from residents

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (Larry Davis) -- Five workers at a local nursing home are accused of stealing from the people they are supposed to be helping.

The Butler County Grand Jury indicted all five involved and the prosecutor says he is taking these crimes very seriously.  Of the 50 indictments returned this week, seven of them involved theft from the elderly or disabled and five of those were employees of a Fairfield nursing home.  Among those indicted, Joe King of Cincinnati was named on three counts.  Tiffany Williams of Fairfield was named on two counts.  King and Williams plus three more were employees of the Heartland of Woodridge Center on Woodridge Blvd. in Fairfield.

Prosecutors say the thefts involve taking $5 here and $10 there from patients who live at that nursing home.  Some stole as much as $50 from one victim.  Though the amounts may be small, it is the intent of stealing from the elderly that the facility wants to ensure is taken care of.

Butler County Prosecutor, Mike Gmoser, said the thefts are the result of elderly people being victimized and they are not going to tolerate that.

Company officials tell Local 12 News all five workers are no longer employed at the Fairfield facility.

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