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Inwood woman charged with stealing from disabled residents

September 25, 2008|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An Inwood, W.Va., woman is accused of taking advantage of eight disabled residents of a group home in Martinsburg and pocketing $9,056 she was supposed to deposit into their checking accounts, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Tracy Hines, 35, of 28 Waldeck Court, was arraigned Wednesday on four felony counts of grand larceny and four misdemeanor counts of petit larceny by Berkeley County Magistrate JoAnn Overington, who set a $10,000 bond.

Irregularities were uncovered after bank accounts of the residents at Southside Group Home at 1207 West Virginia Ave., were overdrawn beginning in December 2007, according to a complaint filed by Martinsburg Police Department patrolman S.A. Spiker.

Spiker said police were contacted in January 2008 about the banking irregularities, and records show that the defendant had signed her name and the residents' names to the checks when the residents were unable to sign the checks, according to the complaint.

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Hines' responsibility was to deposit the paychecks as an employee of the group home operated by ResCare. The missing money was taken between April 2007 and December 2007.

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