A Texas home health care nurse is facing charges that she stole a couple of rings from a client while providing in home nursing care services. According to a police report, Magic Macias allegedly admitted to the thefts when officers called her at home, following a brief interview with the victim in this case.
Authorities were notified by the victim who said she had hired Ms. Macias to provide in home care services, but then noticed a wedding ring missing. It’s unclear how long Ms. Macias had been working for the client or whether she was hired independently, based on a referral, or through an agency, though it appears from the reports on this case that she was not part of any home care agency.
According to 25ABC, Central Texas News Now, in its police blog, Home healthcare nurse arrested after police say she admitted to theft, written by Lisette Lopez, Digital Content Producer:
“According to the affidavit, on May 9 Officer Nice was dispatched to the victim’s home to meet with a complaint about a theft.
The victim said Magic Macias, 32, is a home healthcare nurse and believed she stole her wedding ring valued at $5,000.
Officer Nice called Macias and she admitted to stealing, and later pawning, three rings from the victim, according to the affidavit.
On June 11, Macias came to the police station and spoke to Sergeant Richardson and again admitted to pawning the rings.
Macias was arrested and bonded out of McLennan County Jail.”
There was no immediate word on a court date or whether Ms. Macias had retained legal counsel at the time of this reporting. There was also no immediate word on whether Magic Macias had other legal infractions or run-ins during the past. It was also not reported how long she had been working as a home health care worker for this client, when she obtained her license to practice as a visiting nurse, or whether she had been working with other clients in the past.
As the news reported this case, it becomes clear that some who seek the services of a home health care provider may not understand the difference between a caregiver who has been hired independently and one hired through an agency, and these loosely written articles don’t clarify the two.
The police report also did not include information about whether the rings in question had been retrieved from the pawn stores and returned to the victim.