HILLSBORO After setting up a surveillance camera, detectives nabbed a suspect who was stealing money from residents of a senior living center Wednesday.

At 2:30p.m., Washington County Sheriff s Deputies had all the evidence they needed after catching 18-year-old James Eldridge of Hillsboro on camera stealing cash from a resident of Rosewood Specialty Care center in Hillsboro, said Sgt. David Thompson with the sheriff s department.

The investigation began in January when detectives learned someone was stealing cash from a resident s room at the facility. With that person s permission, detectives set up a camera and recorded video of Eldridge stealing money, Thompson said.

Eldridge was a general helper at the facility and was fired.

He was booked in the Washington County Jail on charges of criminal mistreatment and theft.

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