Illinois nursing home worker accused of stealing deceased resident’s credit card

State News

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — A nursing home worker is accused of using a resident’s credit card after they died.

Police said the victim lived at Fair Havens in Decatur. Detectives said Velma Copeland used the card for about a week at several stores–like gas stations and Walmart.

Investigators said the family found out after they saw $1,700 charged to her account.

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