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Article updated: 4/1/2013 10:26 AM

Woman gets probation for Batavia retirement home theft

By Harry Hitzeman

A 19-year-old charged with stealing and forging checks from residents at aBatavia retirement home pleaded guilty to reduced charges, and received two years probation and 200 hours of community service, according to court records.

Teejana S. Perry, of the 29W400 block of Hawthorne Lane in Warrenville, must pay a $1,185 fine and make restitution. She also spent 15 days in jail after her arrest in December 2012, records show.

Perry was charged with felony forgery, financial exploitation of an elder person and theft after relatives of a resident at the Heritage Woods Assisted Living Center, 1079 E. Wilson St., reported discrepancies in a checking account.

A former caretaker at the center, Perry was initially charged with stealing and forging checks from five residents, but the other charges were dropped in the plea deal. She did not have any previous arrests.

Perry must complete her community service hours by September. If she violates probation, she could be resentenced to up to 364 days in jail.

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