Skip to comments.Woman steals wedding rings from Virginia veterans
Posted on 09/28/2012 9:27:35 AM PDT by Altariel
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -
A nurses' assistant at a Virginia nursing home will go to prison for selling wedding rings that were stripped from the fingers of veterans under her care.
24-year-old Ashley Michelle Sweeney of Franklin County was sentenced to five years by a Roanoke court.
Sweeney said she pawned four wedding bands taken from Virginia veterans in order to support her drug addiction.
She was ordered never to work as a nurse or nurses' assistant again.
don’t they drug test people with access to vets AND DRUGS?
You would think...but she probably knew someone at the facility in order to get the job. Many get jobs through a connection or referral. When I had a larger office, engineers would suggest their friends; in every case, it worked well for the firm but I have heard some pretty bad stories from other professionals.
Doesn't get much lower than that
Drug addiction = Self imposed
I don’t think she will fare well in prison.
Even criminals have some patriotism............
I’d be surprised if she gets a prison sentence. She is young, pretty and most importantly female. The usual Female Discount in Sentencing will likely protect her as it does so many women.
Here’s a local article on this case when the defendant originally pled guilty:
There were 2 women involved with the thefts. It’s odd the current crop of articles makes no mention of that fact. The 2 thieves’ photos are in post #2 of the article linked above.
” The usual Female Discount in Sentencing will likely protect her as it does so many women.”
Yes, feminists certainly don’t mind this inequality. Were I a judge, the law would be applied equally to all, except if a woman started crying to gain sympathy. Then I’d add five years to the sentence for seeking to manipulate the process.
“Both women, who are not registered nurses, are restricted by the court from working as nurses’ assistants and from making contact with each other.”
OMG! Cook is a womyn? Spewing chunks,,,,, argh!,,,,,,,,,,,
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wow. you are correct.
...that is a shocking photo! am i jumping to conclusions?:
“and said the two women rode to work together and were inseparable on the job.
Other nurses described them as being always together, even when they were not assigned to the same room, he said.
> am i jumping to conclusions?<
I don’t think so. I think in this case, if you hear hoofbeats, you’re not hearing a zebra. You might be hearing a jackass, however.