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.
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.