MONTPELIER, Vt.—Vermont authorities say a nursing home worker who allegedly exploited a resident has been arrested in New Hampshire.
Thirty-six-year-old Jodi LaClaire is charged with 16 counts of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult and attempted financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
Assistant Attorney General Linda Purdy says LaClaire made cash withdrawals and attempted other withdrawals using the credit card of a resident at the Thompson House Nursing Facility in Brattleboro, where she worked as a licensed nursing assistant.
The credit card was used to withdraw several thousand dollars over a 10-day period.
If convicted, she could face up to 10 years in prison.