MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The husband of a nursing assistant has been sentenced to three years in prison for helping to steal more than $120,000 from vulnerable adults that were under her care.

Fifty-five-year-old Ronald Bila Shaka, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty on April 6 to one count of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.

Shaka admitted that in May of 2006, he and his wife, 31-year-old Sherita Scott-Kelley, use stolen financial information that belonged to a resident at one of the residential facilities where Scott-Kelley worked.

Shaka admitted that he used a stolen debit card of one victim to withdraw $20,000 from the victim’s bank account.

Scott-Kelley was a certified nursing assistant and was employed as a personal care attendant and home health aide, where she provided services to elderly and vulnerable adults in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult group homes.

Scott-Kelley was sentenced to nearly four years in prison in September on two counts of aiding and abetting bank fraud and one count of aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft.

Scott-Kelley admitted to accessing person identification and financial information from victims under her care as well as obtaining and cashing checks drawn from victims’ accounts.

In total, Scott-Kelley admitted to taking between $120,000 and $200,000 from victims.

Comments (8)
  1. stanley07 says:

    They did. They had a huge windfall to finance their future

    1. jackactionhero says:

      They spent all the stolen money on fancy car rims,puffy parkas,saggy pants,gold teeth,fake hair braids,gym shoes,baby strollers,Newport Cigarettes,Chicken Wings & Orange Soda….They were just “keepin it real”.

  2. all republicans are stupid says:

    Ronald Raygun was the second worst president ever. The worst was bush.

  3. Mike says:

    Every European who came to America defines the diversity in this country. Why don’t you just say what it is that you really feel about people who are not of your ethnicity instead of leaning on some stupid, inane comment that makes no sense? I am sure the American Indians who occupied this country a couple of thousand years before any white, Anglo set foot would also have an opinion about the diversity you right wing nut jobs like to trumpet too.

  4. Bushskyie says:

    Yeah, me too.

    1. Bushskyie says:

      Way worser than you Ron.

  5. merlyn3248 says:

    Hmmmm, he gets prison time but here in Minnesota lately we have seen people who have killed several people in car accidents get probation ando jail time. Does not seem to make sense to me.

  6. merlyn3248 says:

    I meant to say that they got no jail time even though they were responsable for the death of more than one person due to their driving.

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