Nashville TN Jan 2 2014 Police in Nashville have arrested a nurse they suspect of stealing cash and jewelry from a terminally ill cancer patient.
Sheena Lashunda Gentry, who worked for a Nashville company that provides healthcare to seniors, allegedly took a 1947 class ring, bracelets and necklaces from her 85-year-old patient this fall, according to a statement from police.
Gentry, 37, allegedly pawned the jewelry for $900. She was charged with three counts of theft and is being held in jail in lieu of $35,000 bond.
During the investigation, Metro Detective Kevin Wallace discovered that Gentry has pawned 75 pieces of jewelry at various Nashville pawnshops since 2008.
Police are urging family members of Gentry’s other patients to reflect on whether any jewelry or other valuables went missing.
If so, they can call Wallace at 862-7579. Gentry is licensed by the state as a registered nurse, police said. Nashville detectives have requested the initiation of administrative proceedings in regard to Gentry’s license.