A woman who was training to be an aide at an assisted living facility in South Windsor will spend a year in prison after stealing more than $10,000 from one of the residents.
Police started investigating in May because Jessica Solomon, 37, of East Hartford, was suspected of stealing a resident’s wallet and checkbook from an assisted living facility on Buckland Road.
The investigation revealed that more than $10,000 in forged checks had been cashed against the victim’s account and Solomon admitted she was involved, telling detectives that she was desperate, almost homeless, and that the money was for rent and repairs, police said.
Solomon, who was briefly employed at the assisted living facility, cooperated with the investigators and was charged with five counts of identity theft in the first degree, five counts of forgery in the second degree, larceny in the third degree, larceny in the fourth degree, and several counts of larceny in the fifth degree and larceny in the sixth degree.
She was sentenced on the second-degree larceny charge to five years in prison, suspended after one year, followed by five years of probation.