PORT ORCHARD, Wash. - A worker at a Port Orchard retirement home is accused of stealing cash from a 99-year-old man and other residents.
Police tell said the 25-year-old suspect who was arrested worked at the Park Vista retirement and assisted living facility.
On Saturday, she was taking care of the victim when $100 in his shirt pocket disappeared, police said.
The incident was the sixth or seventh time in the last six months that residents had complained to administrators about small thefts.
Staff had been investigating and had suspicions about who was responsible.
When police found the woman after her shift on Saturday, she admitted stealing the $100 and to two other recent thefts, investigators said.
Residents at Park Vista had been on guard because of the thefts and said they are relieved the person who may be responsible has been arrested.
Some said they were a bit surprised about the identity of the accused thief and wondered if the facility did a background check on the employee.
Managers at Park Vista said they do run background checks on their employees and they are relieved that the residents can rest easy.
The woman was booked into jail and has since been released on her own recognizance.
The case has been forwarded to the Kitsap County Prosecutor.