Employee stole $425K from Lebanon nursing home

Employee stole $425K from Lebanon nursing home (Image 1)

LEBANON, Tenn. – A Lebanon woman was arrested Wednesday after she was indicted on charges she stole thousands of dollars from the nursing home where she worked.

A Wilson County grand jury indicted Regina Jacobs on three counts of theft over $60,000, two counts of theft over $10,000 and one count of theft over $1,000.

Over a several year period, Jacobs, 46, is believed to have stolen $425,000 from Quality Care Health Center.

The center discovered Jacobs had been cashing checks intended to cover patient costs in December 2008 and she was terminated shortly thereafter.

An internal investigation and audit revealed approximately 70 patients' accounts had been affected.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation began its investigation into the embezzlement case in May of 2009.

Jacobs was arrested Wednesday on booked in to the Wilson County jail on a $50,000 bond.

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