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Washington Nursing Assistant Headed to Prison, Loses License

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) – The Washington state Department of Health has suspended the license of a nursing assistant who they took over $100,000 from an elderly Blaine woman she was caring for and then using the money to buy things for herself.

The Bellingham Herald reports the agency announced this week that Kimberly Stavig’s license was suspended for at least five years.

Stavig was arrested January 2018 and accused of defrauding the 78-year-old woman in her care over the course of two years and buying things for herself that included mattresses, a wine cooler and skin care services.

In January 2019, she pleaded guilty in Whatcom County Superior Court to three counts of theft and one count of theft from a vulnerable adult.

Court documents say the 55-year-old was sentenced to nearly three years in prison and ordered to pay restitution.

Information from: The Bellingham Herald,

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