Employee stole from Worcester nursing home, residents: A.G.

  • Donna Kay Rest Home on Marble Street in Worcester (Google)

    WORCESTER — An administrator at Donna Kay Rest Home in Worcester has been indicted for allegedly stealing more than $220,000 from its elderly residents and the facility, the Attorney General's Office announced Monday.

    Luiza Wade, 43, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, was indicted by a Worcester County Grand Jury on Thursday, June 20th. She faces charges including 4 counts of larceny over $250 from a person 60 years or older or disabled, 4 counts of larceny over $1,200, 2 counts of forgery, 1 count of false entry in corporate books, and 1 count of tax evasion.

    The Attorney General's Office alleges Wade deposited at least $220,000 of funds belonging to Donna Kay Rest Home and over 40 residents into her personal accounts between June 2018 and May 2021. Wade is also accused of forging resident signatures and failing to report the stolen money on her Massachusetts tax returns.

    The case is being handled by the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Division, with assistance from the Department of Public Health, Massachusetts State Police, and staff at Donna Kay Rest Home.