CNA faces up to 4-year sentence for spending $5k on resident's credit cards

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A former certified nursing assistant at a New York nursing home pleaded guilty on Tuesday to stealing a resident's credit cards and going on a $5,000 shopping spree.

Marlinda Nesmith, 34, pleaded guilty to charges of identity theft, criminal possession of stolen property and grand larceny. She faces a possible sentence of two to four years in state prison for the charges.

Nesmith stole a 78-year-old resident's debit card and credit card in September 2013 while working at Wesley Gardens Nursing Home in Rochester, NY. She used them to withdraw money from ATMs, buy clothes and eat at local restaurants, racking up more than $5,000 in bills. The resident passed away shortly after the thefts took place.

Nesmith is set to be sentenced at a July 26 hearing. McKnight's calls to Wesley Gardens for comment were not returned by press time Wednesday.