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UT Studies Nursing Home Theft (340)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — One of 25 caregivers in Tennessee nursing homes may be stealing from residents, a University of Tennessee study has found.  Dr. Michael Benson and Diana Harris of UT-Knoxville’s sociology department found that 4 percent of staff in six Tennessee nursing homes admitted stealing from residents.  Their findings resulted in a $127,300 grant