December 14, 2010 – Collinsville, IL – A worker at a nursing home in Collinsville has been accused of nursing home abuse following the identity theft of 3 residents at the home, KSDK.com has reported. A 54-year-old woman returned home after a stay at the nursing home in question and attempted to have her power turned back on but her account was denied. The request had been denied because of a $1,303 outstanding balance that the woman had never incurred. It was later revealed that the account had been opened during the woman’s stay at the nursing home. This prompted an identity theft investigation by the Collinsville Police Department. Police interviewed Cynthia Hill, 37, of Belleville, who had been the primary caretaker of the victim while she was at the home.
Further investigations found that 2 other residents who were under Hill’s care had been victims of identity theft. The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Hill with 2 counts of aggravated identity theft on November 12. Hill was arrested and first taken to the Collinsville Police Department. According to authorities, she was later transferred to the Madison County Jail. If you or a loved one has become the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, it would be in your best interest to contact an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer today.
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