Woman Sentenced For Stealing Dying Ohio County Woman’s Jewelry


A healthcare worker has been sentenced to one-to-ten years after admitting to stealing a dying woman’s jewelry and selling it.

The theft came to light while she was working for Visiting Angels when the elderly woman asked for her wedding ring and family members found all of her jewelry gone.

Stephanie Sue Walker learned her fate this morning after entering a guilty plea back on April 27 as part of a plea agreement to one count of financial exploitation of an elderly person while she was working for Visiting Angels.

She was sentence before Judge Mazzone this morning receiving the full penalty.

Walker read a statement apologizing to the family and then pleaded to the Judge Mazzone to have a lesser sentence so she could be at home with her daughter who is in highschool.

“There’s been a plea for leniency based upon her child. She didn’t think of that child when she was stealing from the peoples home where she was entrusted to care for a dying woman,” said assistant prosecutor, Shawn Turak.

The victims family showed no remorse, nor did Judge Mazzone saying she should have thought of her daughter while she was committing this crime.

Walker was taken to jail immediately after the hearing where she will serve one-to-ten years.

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