- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says a nursing assistant used a patient’s credit cards and checks to steal more than $35,000.

Hood says 31-year-old Patricia Harris, of Moss Point, was charged with exploitation of a vulnerable person and three counts of forgery. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested her on Tuesday.

Hood said Harris was a certified nursing assistant at a personal care home in Lucedale when she used the credit cards and checks.

If convicted, The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1wXOEJt ) Harris faces up to 55 years in prison.

It was unclear whether she has an attorney.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com


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