Caregiver receives 3 years in prison for theft from patient

LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut nurse’s aide has been sentenced to three years in prison for stealing at least $100,000 from a 72-year-old woman in her care.

Candy Sutay did not comment on the decision when she was sentenced Wednesday in Superior Court in Litchfield. The Republican-American reports ( that the 46-year-old Sutay was a certified nurse’s aide and was hired as caregiver by the victim whom she had known for years.

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The prosecutor described the theft as an act of betrayal, saying Sutay stole silver cutlery and jewelry while living with the victim.

Sutay was also ordered to pay more than $25,000 in restitution during her three years of probation after her release from prison. She was arrested a year ago and will receive credit for time served.