Digital Access

Digital Access
Access saukvalley.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from SaukValley.com, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
The Holiday Gift Auction is Live! Click here and bid now on great local gifts!
State

Ill. nursing home executive charged in thefts

URBANA (AP) — A former administrator at a Champaign nursing home has pleaded not guilty to stealing about $100,000 from 18 patients.

Pamela S. Britt of Potomac remained in jail Tuesday on $75,000 bond. She was arrested last week and was arraigned Friday.

According to The News-Gazette in Champaign (http://bit.ly/11L2MYF ) Britt is scheduled for trial July 30. She faces 12 felony counts of financial exploitation of an elderly person, theft and other charges.

Champaign police detective Pat Kelly said the money was found to be missing during an internal audit at Heartland Health Care Center in Champaign. The thefts are alleged to have occurred between 2007 and 2011 from accounts the patients had at the home.

Kelly said the 55-year-old Britt was authorized to sign to make transactions on some of those accounts.

Loading more