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Former Retirement Home Worker Accused of Stealing From Residents

Police say the Friendship Village worker sold the jewelry to a 'cash for gold' business.

Upper St. Clair police charged a former Friendship Village employee with stealing jewelry from four different residents.

Cori Lynn Kent, 43, of Donora, plans to finish paying back the victims and will plea to a summary charge on Monday, Oct. 29 in district Judge Robert Wyda's courtroom.

Friendship Village staff received an anonymous phone call in June that Kent was stealing jewelry from elderly residents in the retirement community where she was recently employed, according to the criminal complaint filed by police.

An investigation by the Upper St. Clair police revealed five sales transactions by Kent between May 29 and June 18 at the Belle Vernon Treasure Hunt store. She was paid $1,505 for the jewelry from the store, according to the complaint.

On June 21, Kent went to the police station and provided a written statement admitting to taking the jewelry, according to the complaint.

Friendship Village is an independent living community located on Boyce Road.

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