Assisted living facility employee accused of stealing from recently-deceased resident www.priavteofficer.com
Portland OR Aug 9 2012 A 50-year-old employee of a Portland assisted living facility was fired and accused of theft and burglary after the son of a recently-deceased resident complained that several of his mother’s belongings were stolen from her apartment.
The executive director of Summerplace Assisted Living in Northeast Portland reviewed surveillance video at the home and and saw Sharlet L. McClain, an employee, take three laundry carts full of property from inside the deceased tenant’s apartment, according to court papers.
When confronted, McClain first denied being in the apartment. When shown the surveillance photos, McClain then admitted having taken some of the deceased woman’s belongings and furniture, including a lap and an end table.
Other video showed McClain stealing a mattress, end tables and a coffee table from the facility, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.
McClain was arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Friday. She was ordered to have no contact with elderly people and to stay away from the Summerplace Assisted Living Community. He next court date is Aug. 16.