Pennsylvania Nursing Home Worker Allegedly Shared Photos of Dead Patients With Friends

A certified nursing assistant in Pennsylvania was arrested Wednesday for allegedly taking photos of deceased residents at the nursing home where she worked and sharing them with coworkers and friends, according to police.

Stephanie R. Thomas was charged with three misdemeanor counts of abuse of a corpse for the pictures taken at the Berks Heim Nursing & Rehabilitation in Leesport. “The mere act of taking the photos was in and of itself inappropriate,” Berks County District Attorney John Adams said.

Thomas allegedly told police she only took the photos because her boyfriend “liked that kind of thing,” but multiple people interviewed said she was “obsessed with death” and had texted them photos of the dead residents. Thomas has a preliminary hearing scheduled for December.

Source: Berks County woman accused of taking, sharing photos of dead senior living residents |

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