May 22, 2013
A woman who reportedly assisted a former nursing home worker with cashing fraudulent checks was arrested this week, just one month after the first suspect was arrested.
According to police reports, 35-year-old Khalila Russell was allegedly helping 49-year-old Brigitte Amigron cash checks illegally. Amigron, who previously worked at the St. Camillus Center nursing home, reportedly stole over $10,000 from residents’ accounts. Russell participated by acting as a vendor who sold clothing and other items that the residents may need. Russell allegedly cashed over $10,000 for Amigron, taking a cut for herself after each transaction. The plan, however, backfired.
Amigron was arrested in April for third-degree larceny and first-degree burglary. After extensive investigations, police determined that Russell was also involved. She was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree larceny and one count of conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny. Russell is due to appear at the Stamford state Superior Court on May 28 for an arraignment.
The incident marks the second time Amigron has been arrested for stealing from St. Camillus. Earlier this year, she was arrested for stealing from a cash fund that the nursing home set up for its annual Christmas party. Close to $2,200 in petty cash was stolen from the nursing home’s safe.
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