(KMOV) – An O’Fallon, Missouri woman was charged on Tuesday with stealing from residents of a Ferguson elderly care home.
Police said Tammy Henley is accused of taking money that was supposed to be deposited into the residents’ bank accounts at the Christian Care Home in Ferguson.
“You trust people and all of a sudden you find out that this is someone you can’t trust, yeah it does hurt,” Christian Care Home Administrator Charlotte Fink said.
Fink said the money began to disappear in 2011 and 2012. She says an internal investigation found that Henley had taken a few thousand dollars where she worked in accounts receivable. Her responsibilities included depositing money given to her by fixed-income residents.
After the accusations surfaced, Henley was terminated from Christian Care Home.
According to court documents, Henley stole approximately $15,000 from the home with about $2,000 of that taken from residents.
The home administrators are hoping they’ve seen the end of money disappearing. They have recently changed the process in which they make deposits for residents.
If convicted, Henley could face up to seven years in prison.