Dec 2, 2009 2:59 PM by Associated Press

Nursing home worker arrested for theft

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former nursing home worker accused of cashing an elderly woman's check at a Lafayette store has been arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

The Advertiser reports that 26-year-old Brandy Nicole Wilkins of Lake Charles was booked with exploitation of the infirm and 11 counts of money laundering/transactions involving proceeds of criminal activity.

Wilkins, a former employee of a nursing home in Welsh, is the second person arrested in connection with the incident.

Officials with the state Attorney General's Office say 26-year-old Vercey Lawdins was arrested on Oct. 13 on the same

Lawdins is accused of stealing a $6,050 check from an elderly resident of the nursing home. Officials say Lawdins and Wilkins then allegedly cashed the check and used the money to buy 11 $550 gift cards.

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