CNA Charged With Stealing, Forging, Cashing Patient’s Checks

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PCDC Press Release

On Friday, the Price City Police Department began investigating a complaint of Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult, Theft and Forgery. The alleged victim is an 87-year-old Price resident receiving daily in-home certified nurse’s assistant services. The victim alleged the assigned nurse’s assistant had stolen checks, forged them and cashed them at local retail businesses.

Officer Nick Parker began investigating the case and gathered forensic evidence. On Monday, Officer Parker then contacted and interviewed the alleged suspect in the case, Jenile Lynn Tolley, DOB 11/4/1980, of Price. After Miranda warnings, Tolley allegedly acknowledged responsibility for the incident and was cooperative with the investigation. The value of the forged checks allegedly exceeds $500. An undisclosed amount of cash is still at issue.

Tolley was arrested and booked into the Carbon County Jail on a third degree felony charge of Forgery as well as two class A misdemeanor charges of Theft and Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult. The Carbon County Attorney will review the report to determine appropriate formal charges.

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