Former administrator at Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham stole $230K from resident to pay for family vacations and other expenses, authorities say

A former administrator at a Massachusetts nursing home was accused this week of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from an elderly resident and using the money to pay for family vacations, home repairs and other expenses, authorities said.

Christina Polcari, the former admissions director at the Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham, was charged in connection with the scheme to steal $230,000 from the resident, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Monday.

Authorities claimed that from August 2018 to May 2019, Polcari spent the resident’s funds on personal expenses, including repairs to her home, restaurants, cash withdrawals and vacations for her and her family.

She is accused of using a forged signature for various promissory notes, letter and checks to cover up the theft, Healey’s office said in a statement.

The nursing home administrator left her position in May 2019 when officials at the facility found out about her suspected crimes, according to the statement.

Before she left her job, Polcari allegedly paid a portion of the stolen money back to the victim, the statement said.

The 54-year-old Belmont woman was indicted by a Middlesex County grand jury on one count each of larceny over $1,200 and embezzlement as well as five counts of forgery, according to Healey’s office.

Polcari is expected be arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court via virtual conference at a later date, the attorney general said.


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