A Baltimore woman was sentenced to serve six months in jail for writing fraudulent checks from an account belonging to her elderly employer.
Michele Antoinette Wright, 25, pleaded not guilty but agreed not to challenge the state's version of the facts in March to one count of theft scheme, according to court records.
Judge J. Barry Hughes sentenced Wright Tuesday to five years in prison with all but six months suspended, according to Senior Assistant State's Attorney Melissa Hockensmith.
Wright was also ordered to pay $602.67 in restitution to the victim and an additional $28,088 in restitution to the insurance company of Wright's employer, according to Hockensmith.
Between February and August 2014, Wright wrote at least 32 checks to herself from the victim's checking account while serving as her in-home care nurse, according to court records. The victim's niece contacted police after noticing the fraudulent checks.