Court upholds nurse aid's 65-year sentence

The Ohio Supreme Court upheld a 65-year prison term on a former nurse's aide who pleaded guilty to stealing valuables from dozens nursing homes, The Columbus Dispatch reported Oct. 25.

Susan Gwynne pleaded guilty in 2016 to 46 of 101 charges, including burglary, theft and receiving stolen property. She admitted to stealing jewelry, watches and other items from dozens of residents of the senior living facilities where she worked to support her cocaine habit. She was fired but continued to return to the facility in uniform to steal items. Investigators found more than 3,000 items in her home.

She was given consecutive terms due to the seriousness of the offense. Despite multiple appeals, the state's highest court determined the sentence was properly imposed. Ms. Gwynne, now 62, is not scheduled for release until 2081.

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