A home health aid from Ventnor has been arrested after police say he stole a $5,000 ring from a patient.
The victim's wife Kathryn Robinson told police the ring had been removed from the finger of her bedridden husband, Harold. She called investigators on March 18, after noticing the ring and other valuables were missing from their Egg Harbor Township home.
Harold died shortly after she reported the theft, and she says he wanted to be buried with that ring.
Detectives began digging through boxes of cash for gold transaction receipts, searching for clues to track down the stolen ring and the person responsible. They were able to find the ring before Harold was buried.
A suspect, Jermaine Williams, 39, was arrested on April 10. Police say Williams was employed by BAYADA Nurses in Linwood.
Williams, of Ventnor, is out on bail. He's charged with theft, theft by deception, and receiving stolen property.
A spokesperson for BAYADA Home Health Care tells NBC10.com, "BAYADA has built a long-standing reputation of trust over the past 37 years and we take all employee incidents very seriously. Both BAYADA and our client’s family feel betrayed by this incident. We will promptly make full restitution to cover the family’s losses. BAYADA is a home health care provider that fully supports its families and stands behind its word. In addition, the employee was immediately terminated and we are working closely with authorities to ensure justice prevails," said Rick Buck, Chief Communications Officer, BAYADA Home Health Care.
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