NAPLES, Fla.- Four more victims have come forward to say a Collier County nurse, trusted to care for them, insead, stole their precious belongings.
It was late September when Judith Henderson was first accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a patient at Bentley Village assisted living.
After further investigation, Collier County deputies say Judith Henderson, 56, stole more than $50,000 worth from multiple victims.
In response to the allegations, Bentley Village issued the following statement today, "The security and safety of our residents always will be our highest priority. As such, the employee who is alleged to have committed the crime is no longer associated with Vi at Bentley Village and the allegations against her are being investigated and handled by law enforcement officials."
Henderson, a registered nurse, was an employee of Bentley Village for twelve years with unrestricted access to patients rooms.
According to police documents, Henderson swiped diamonds, sapphires, gold, and antique and custom made pieces.
Detectives say Henderson sold the goods for close to $14,000 to various second-hand stores and pawn shops in Lee County.
Store owners told WINK News, some of the jewelry is still in their shops and has been secured as evidence.
Court records show the state dropped charges Henderson exploited the elderly.
According to the clerks office, that charge was initially filed on October 28th.
Henderson is scheduled to be arraigned on December 12th.