Hinsdale nursing assistant accused of using patient’s credit card
Myra Gordon, 33, of Willowbrook, mug shot from Nov. 8, 2012
Updated: November 16, 2012 11:18AM
HINSDALE — A woman who worked as a certified nursing assistant in a long-term care facility in Hinsdale has been charged with stealing a credit card from a resident there and making more than $500 worth of purchases with it.
Myra Gordon, 33, of 15W630 Mockingbird Lane in Willowbrook, was charged with one count of aggravated identity theft, which is a class 3 felony.
Gordon was released from custody Thursday after posting 10 percent, or $500, of her $5,000 bond, which was set in court this morning. Her next court date is Dec. 3.
DuPage County prosecutors claim Gordon was caring for an elderly woman with dementia, while she was working at Manor Care, at 600 W. Ogden Ave. They allege Gordon stole the woman’s credit card and then made $585 worth of unauthorized purchases with the card between Oct. 10 and Oct. 17. A friend who helps the elderly woman pay her bills discovered the fraud.
“What Ms. Gordon is accused of doing is absolutely disgraceful and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” said DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin. “Individuals with disabilities, particularly if they are elderly, rely on others for their day–to-day living. They place their complete trust in those who are charged with their care. The fact that someone could betray that trust and take advantage of another human being when they are at their most vulnerable is appalling.”