A registered nurse who spent years caring for an elderly Toledo man was sentenced to community control yesterday for taking money from the now-deceased man.
Patricia Wardrop, 60, of 4859 South Crestridge Rd. was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay $200,000 to the estate of Norbert Clendenin.
She pleaded no contest Dec. 17 to one count of theft from the elderly or disabled.
Authorities said Wardrop was a caregiver for Mr. Clendenin and that over time acquired money and gifts from him.
Family members initiated the investigation into Wardrop in 2005.
Judge James Bates acknowledged that there was a dispute as to how much money was taken from Mr. Clendenin.
He noted that the family had filed a civil lawsuit and that Wardrop faced the possibility of an additional judgment.
Wardrop faces a hearing before the Ohio Board of Nursing, which could revoke her license.