Fargo - (KFGO AM) -- A former employee of a Fargo nursing home and assisted living center has been charged with burglary and theft. Pricilla Ehrich is accused of stealing cash and other property from six residents at Edgewood Vista between March of 2012 and July of this year. That's when the victims notified facility administrators who in turn reported the incidents to police.
Edgewood Vista Executive Director Kathy Svare says Ehrich was terminated shortly after the accusations were made.
Police Chief Keith Ternes says reports of elder abuse and crimes against vulnerable adults are on the rise. As a result, he says one detective is being assigned full time to handle the case load