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Ex-nursing aide pleads guilty to stealing $15,000

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SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A former nursing aide at a Salem retirement home has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $15,000 from two residents.

Ana Rodriguez pleaded guilty Thursday in Salem District Court to larceny, forgery and credit card fraud charges and was sentenced to six years of probation, ordered to pay full restitution and perform 144 hours of community service. If she fails to meet the conditions of her sentence, she will spend two years in jail.

Prosecutors say the 32-year-old Rodriguez stolen checks from an 81-year-old resident and a credit card from a 92-year-old person in 2011 and 2012.

The Salem News (http://bit.ly/1dz5VD1 ) reports that the judge called her actions "despicable."

Rodriguez was reduced to tears in court.

Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, http://www.salemnews.com

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