By Ralph Iannotti

FORD CITY (KDKA) — State police are investigating the theft of at least 10 rings from elderly victims at the Ross Ridge Personal Care Home in Ford City, Armstrong County.

The three victims are in their eighties.

Seven of the rings were taken to a local jewelry store and turned them in for cash.

Russ Strong’s mother, Dorothy, is a resident at the facility. He said he thought her ring might have fallen off her finger somewhere.

He learned of the theft after the home administrator called him and said police had recovered jewelry that had been pawned.

Strong said his mother’s ring may be one of those recovered. He told KDKA that despite the theft he has no plans to move his mother because he’s satisfied with the care there

Police have not identified the employee involved in the thefts; however, she has been fired.

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