KXAN out of Texas reported the arrest of nursing home employee Amy Eileen Vela who is accused of stealing numerous pieces of jewelry worth about $16,000 from an 80-year-old patient diagnosed with dementia living at Wyoming Springs Assisted Living and Memory Care.
The daughter of the victim told investigators on Dec. 7, she noticed several pieces of jewelry missing from her mother’s room. The pieces included a gold, blue topaz, diamond ring, a gold lapis diamond ring, and a diamond bracelet.
Vela admitted to stealing the jewelry. She brought back the diamond bracelet which she still had at her home. Vela told officers she was having money troubles and needed the money for Christmas.