Caledonia police say a 23-year-old woman is facing felony identity theft charges after she stole money and credit cards from at least two residents of a local nursing home.

Kayla Sneide, of Caledonia, was charged Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court with six felony counts of identity theft and two misdemeanor counts of theft. If convicted of all charges, she faces up to 37-1/2 years in prison and/or up to $70,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, Sneide on June 11 was working at the Willow Green Nursing Home, 4719 Kingdom Court, when police say a resident noticed cash going missing from her purse. Nursing home staffers set up a hidden camera in the resident’s room, and footage revealed that when the woman was out of her room, Sneide going into her purse and removing cash. A supervisor informed police that Sneide was no longer working at Willow Green.

Officers say they were called back to the nursing home on June 25 for a report of stolen credit cards. Another resident said she noticed that two credit cards were missing from her purse. Recorded purchases on one of the cards indicate the card was used four times on June 15 at a Kwik Trip, McDonald’s, Walmart, and Max Family Superstore.

Sneide was at Willow Green that day, and Kwik Trip provided photos of a car at the gas station at the same time the questionable purchases were made, the complaint reads. Police say the car was connected to Sneide.

When police interviewed Sneide they say she denied stealing and said the first woman asked her to get the cash for her, and the second resident gave Sneide permission to use the credit cards because the woman knew Sneide was having “financial difficulties.”

Sneide remains in the Racine County Jail. Online court records do not indicate when her next court appearance is scheduled.

 

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