A former assisted living home employee accused of killing one of the home's residents was charged Wednesday with forging a check belonging to another resident.
Braquette Walton, 30, had already been charged with murder in the death of 82-year-old Pauline Cook of the Oak Bridge Terrace assisted living home, according to Rock Hill Police reports. Walton formerly worked as a certified nurse's aide at the home.
Walton is accused of killing Cook after the resident complained someone had taken $1,200 from a bank account. Cook and an Oak Bridge Terrace staff member told police on Nov. 12 that Walton had cashed the checks.
The next morning, Cook was found dead in a shower, according to Rock Hill Police reports. On Nov. 17, Walton was charged with murder. She also has been charged with forgery.
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On Wednesday, Rock Hill Police charged Walton with another count of forgery and exploitation of a vulnerable adult. Records allege she cashed a $300 check from an 84-year-old resident. The man was studying his monthly bank statement and noticed a check had been cashed that he hadn't written.
Walton is being held at the Moss Justice Center awaiting a Dec. 28 bond hearing.