An 18-year employee of the Cattaraugus County Nursing Home was accused Tuesday of stealing personal items and money from patients and staff members.
Sandra L. Gardner, 42, of 309 N. 15th St. was charged with petit larceny. She was released on her own recognizance pending a June 29 hearing in Olean City Court.
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Department investigators said thefts in the West State Street home occurred in recent weeks. Items valued at $500 were stolen. Ms. Gardner was suspended from her job, investigators said.