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AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A 41-year-old suburban Chicago woman has pleaded guilty to stealing money from a resident of a long-term care facility while working for a state contractor.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports that Kane County prosecutors say 41-year-old Mary E. Pfingston of Joliet entered her plea in court Friday. She faces probation or a sentence of between three to seven years in prison. She’s to be sentenced March 22. She remains in the Kane County jail in lieu of bail.

Pfingston worked for Senior Services Associates. It was contracted with the state through the Illinois Department on Aging. An indictment alleged Pfingston stole thousands of dollars from a North Aurora care-facility resident in 2015. The indictment included counts of financial exploitation of the elderly and public contractor misconduct.


Information from: Daily Herald,