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Vt nursing home worker charged with exploiting

April 23, 2011

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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.