A 32-year-old employee of a nursing care company was charged Friday with theft for allegedly stealing from one of her clients.

Elizabeth Y. Kramer, Racine, faces a $10,000 fine and six years in prison if she’s convicted. Because the alleged crime was committed against an elderly person, she also faces an additional fine of $10,000.

According to the criminal complaint: A Caledonia police officer spoke with the 88-year-old victim, who stated he has an in-home nurse who comes to his residence from 7 to 9 a.m. every day. On Oct. 23, he noticed he was missing $400 from his wallet.

The victim’s children reviewed the security camera for Oct. 19, which showed Kramer taking money out of his wallet that was on the dresser and putting it in her pocket while the victim showered.

Court records indicate that Kramer is employed by the Bright Star Nursing Company. Her supervisor confirmed she was at the residence Oct. 19. Kramer denied taking the money, but then said the man wanted to give her $20 but she never took it.

Kramer is due back in Racine County Circuit Court on Nov. 8 for a 9 a.m. preliminary hearing.

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Rex Davenport

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