DERRY — Pamela Wilton, 44, of Derry was sentenced to 90 days in jail yesterday for stealing credit cards from an elderly Goffstown resident.
In the spring of 2009, Wilton was working as a licensed nursing assistant with Interim Health Care in Manchester. She was assisting an 89-year-old Goffstown woman with personal and household chores as part of her employment.
While working for the woman, Wilton stole two credit cards from her and charged 18 purchases over two days with the stolen cards, according to Attorney General Michael Delaney's office.
The credit card companies called the victim when they became suspicious about the sudden change in spending habits, according to Delaney's office. Goffstown police investigated and arrested Wilton.
She also was sentenced yesterday on two counts of credit card fraud and one count of identity fraud related to her use of the stolen cards. She received concurrent suspended sentences of two to five years on those charges.
In addition, Wilton was sentenced to three years of probation, she must perform 100 hours of community service, and she was ordered not to provide any health care services to anyone over the age of 60 for five years.
Wilton cannot contact the victim, except for the letter of apology she was ordered to write to her.
The case was prosecuted by the attorney general's elder abuse and financial exploitation unit.