A Godfrey woman is facing felony charges after allegedly stealing money from a resident of a local retirement community. The Madison County Sheriff's Office reports 41-year old Clara A. Stewart of the 300 block of Big Arch Road has been charged with felony theft over $500.

According to the sheriff's office, a resident of Methodist Village in Godfrey filed a complaint in April alleging that someone had stolen $6,000 from her apartment over the course of several months.The preliminary complaint did not point to any suspects, but a subsequent investigation by deputies identified Stewart as a possible suspect. Stewart is a certified nursing assistant for an independent company contracted by the victim and her family. She was interviewed outside of the victim's home and subsequently taken into custody Thursday. Stewart was transported to the Madison County Jail where she is being held on a $40,000 bond.

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