A judge has ordered probation for an Oak Creek woman convicted of stealing money and pills from residents of a West Allis nursing home.
Jessica Ann Kroon, 23, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years of probation after pleading guilty to two felony counts of burglary. A third count was dismissed as part of a plea deal. If she violates the terms of her probation, there is a prison sentence waiting for her.
Kroon was arrested in May after admitting to taking money from the rooms of a 91-year-old man and a woman suffering from dementia at Village of Manor Park.
According to a criminal complaint, the man agreed to let staff put a hidden camera in his room after he reported $400 stolen from a lockbox.
Several days later, he reported another $100 missing from the lockbox. When staff reviewed the footage, they saw Kroon open a dresser drawer, then leave with her hand in her pocket.
Kroon told investigators she worked at the facility since 2009 as a certified nursing assistant and began stealing from the facility in 2011. She estimated she took about $2,000.
Kroon also said she would sometimes receive Vicodin pills to pass out to residents, then swap the pills with Tylenol and keep the Vicodin for herself.
She faced a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, 10 years extended supervision and $50,000 in fines.