A 37-year-old Winnipeg woman is facing charges after police allege she stole jewellery from residents at the personal care home where she was employed.
Police began investigating in March after receiving reports of thefts in February related to the Henderson Highway residence. A woman reported that her 93-year-old mother had her wedding ring and engagement ring was stolen. Police say the woman told them her mother was incapable of removing them by herself.
Officers identified eight victims between the ages of 78 and 100, all of whom had jewellery stolen. In some cases, the items were forcibly removed from their bodies. The victims are living with dementia and are considered vulnerable persons, according to police.
The woman was arrested Tuesday and charged with eight counts of theft under $5,000. She was released on a promise to appear.
Some of the jewellery has since been recovered by police.