EUGENE, Ore. -- A former Junction City retirement home caregiver was sentenced to two months in jail Thursday in Lane County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to theft and mistreatment of residents.
Authorities said Noelle Renee Jendraszek, 26, stole money, jewelry and drugs from residents at Junction City Retirement and Assisted Living, 500 E. 6th St.
Daniel Reesor, a special state prosecutor, said Jendraszek will spend two months in jail, followed by three years of supervised probation. She will not be allowed to work as a caregiver in the future and must provide restitution to all of her victims.
Of the 21 total counts she was charged with, she pleaded guilty to six, including first-degree criminal mistreatment, third-degree theft and tampering with drug records.
When she was first arrested, Jendraszek surrendered about 275 pieces of jewelry she said she’d stolen from residents at multiple facilities and she admitted to withholding vital and medically necessary medications from many residents in her care.