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Home healthcare nurse accused in jewelry theft


She's supposed to care for people, but a home healthcare nurse is accused of stealing from one of her dying patients.

Sheena Gentry worked as a home health nurse at Senior Plus for seven years, and now she faces theft charges after an elderly woman dying of cancer noticed her jewelry was missing on Christmas Eve.

Police found the jewelry at Berry's Pawn Shop in Madison, where they say Gentry pawned the items.

Investigators fear there may be more victims, because officers say Gentry has pawned 75 pieces of jewelry in the past few years.

"People are probably dealing with a loss in a lot of these situations. Looking for missing jewelry becomes a back-burner issue when you're dealing with final arrangements for a loved one, you know, and it may have just gone unnoticed. That's what I'd like to look into a little bit further. If anybody knows for sure this person was in their home, just contact me," said Metro Police Detective  Kevin Wallace.

Senior Plus says Gentry passed a background check but has now been fired, and police are starting the process to revoke Gentry's nursing license.

If you think you may have been a victim, call Metro Police.

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