DENVER (CBS4)– A woman has been charged in connection with forging several checks from three assisted living residents she worked with.

Bridget Thomas has been charged with theft of an at-risk elder and forgery.

The charges allege that during her employment at the Harvard Square retirement home, Thomas, 40, was able to obtain and cash checks from residents, totaling $4,000.

Bridget Thomas (credit: Denver DA)

Bridget Thomas (credit: Denver DA)

According to court documents, Thomas is accused of taking personal checks that were written to the facility, altering them and cashing them in her name.

“It just makes me sad because everything I pay here is in check, everything, bills, just everything,” said resident Willa Taylor.

Investigators believe it happened three times. The first time the bank refused to give her any money but the second and third time she was able to get cash.

Thomas was a manager and the human resources director at Harvard Square near Parker and Havana. When the retirement home learned of the allegations Thomas was put on leave and then fired.

The executive director of Harvard Square released this statement, “We have zero tolerance for unethical behavior and all of our associates must pass a criminal background check before we hire them to work at our community.”

A background check revealed Thomas had been arrested for theft while working as a bank teller.

Thomas has been released from custody on a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Denver County Court on May 4 for her second advisement.


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