Woman Admits Assisted Living Home Thefts, Posing As Nurse
A central Ohio woman has admitted under a plea deal that she stole jewelry, watches and other items from residents of senior living facilities over several years to support her drug habit.
Susan Gwynne pleaded guilty on Wednesday in Delaware to 46 of the 101 charges originally brought against her, including burglary, theft and receiving stolen property.
Gwynne told the judge she began stealing items from patients' rooms to support her cocaine habit while working as a nurse at an assisted living facility in 2004.
The 55-year-old Columbus woman says she was later fired, but continued to go to facilities in Delaware County and Franklin County in her uniform and stealing from rooms.
Investigators found more than 3,000 items at her home in March.
Gwynne's sentencing is scheduled for November.