(SKOKIE) A certified nursing assistant was sentenced to four years in prison Friday after she was found guilty of stealing jewelry from the homes of her mentally ill or physically impaired patients.
The latest judgment against Krisann Henderson, 42, of Arlington Heights, was issued in court in Skokie, according to a release from the Cook County Sheriff’s office.
The ruling comes just one day after Henderson was sentenced to two years in prison for separate but similar thefts, the release states.
She pleaded guilty in both cases.
Henderson drew authorities attention in January of 2012 when a man reported that some of his wife’s jewelry was missing, sheriff’s police said.
Several months later the wife contacted officers with the names of caregivers who’d been assigned to take care of her home, sheriff’s police said. During an investigation, sheriff’s police discovered that one caregiver had been a customer for the past four years of Arlington Heights Jewelry and Loan. Several items from the victim’s home were pawned at the store.
Sheriff’s police arrested Henderson last September. Police say she admitted to stealing from her clients who were mentally or physically impaired for five years, the release said. She’d worked as a certified nurse assistant since 1987.
Henderson stole more than $25,000 worth of valuables from her patients, including a 35-karat aqua marine stone broach, 10-karat gold tennis bracelet with 35 round diamonds, pearl necklace and additional items, sheriff’s police said.
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