Nursing assistant Portia Charlton accused of stealing IDs from residents at nursing home, filing false tax returns

Eric Glasser of WTSP in Florida reports:

A traffic stop in Bartow has landed a 23-year-old nursing aide in jail for ID theft.

Polk County deputies had been looking for Portia Charlton when she was pulled over Friday. Jail records show she is charged with 13 counts of stealing identification information from 13 people at a nursing home where she used to work.

Investigators say when they searched Charlton’s home, they found personal information and names belonging to more than 100 people who lived at the Palm Garden of Winter Haven nursing home.

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