A Paterson NJ woman allegedly stole thousands of dollars from residents at a Wyckoff NJ nursing home.
40-year-old Joyce King has been accused of stealing checks from five (5) patients at the Christian Health Center, where she worked as a nurse’s assistant.
According to Wyckoff NJ police, Ms. King wrote checks to both herself and her friend that totaled more than $5,000.00.
After learning about Ms. King’s possibly criminal activity, Wyckoff detectives began working with employees and management at the nursing home to investigate Ms. King.
Ms. King has been charged with six (6) counts of theft.
Depending on the circumstances, Ms. King could also be charged with forgery. In New Jersey, forgery is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1. Typically, forgery is classified as a fourth degree criminal offense. A conviction for fourth degree forgery would expose Ms. King to up to 18 months in NJ State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, Ms. King was released on her own recognizance.
To learn more, see the NJ.com article entitled “Police: Wyckoff Nursing Home Employee Stole $5,200 from Patients.”