Not for Ann, but for others who may be reading this thread.....
As nurses, many of us work in people's homes..
They may have large amounts of money, narcotics, diamonds, emeralds, and other valuables "just lying around the house."
They may be too elderly, ill, infirm, forgetful, to even realize
the stuff is there. They don't realize that most people do not live their lives with large bottles of IV and PO narcotics crammed into the linen closet and in the cabinet under the bathroom sink.
And I've seen more than $ 300,000 lying about for months.....once came across 5 dusty rings in an unused
ash tray.........."oh yeah"........(they had forgotten about them, )
hadn't seen them in years, didn't even wonder where they
Large emeralds & diamonds ! She had lots more....
The jewelry wasn't high on her priority list.
People like these exist in every city and hospital. The public has
to be protected from sticky fingers and opportunists.
The elderly, weak, ill, trusting, deserve to be free of
those who perceive them as possible PREY.
If you have a character that looks for opportunities to
"get something for nothing"...........then there's a good
chance you do not belong in nursing.
I wish you well Ann, but honestly, I think your age at the time you committed the crime is against you.
People in positions of authority think thirty- somethings
should know the difference in right & wrong.....