‘You are nothing but a con artist’: Judge tears into caregiver who faked Stage 4 cancer to derail trial for stealing cash, jewelry from elderly patients

Shannon Lynn Eberhart appears in a booking photo

Shannon Lynn Eberhart appears in a booking photo (Bucks County District Attorney’s Office)

A Pennsylvania caregiver who stole from her elderly clients and then pretended to have cancer in order to avoid the consequences of her actions will now spend a year or two behind bars.

In March, Shannon Lynn Eberhart, 48, originally pleaded guilty to two counts each of financial exploitation of an older adult or care dependent person, theft by unlawful taking, and receiving stolen property, as well as one count each of identity theft and access device fraud, according to the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.

This week, the defendant pleaded guilty to a suite of different but related crimes over the ensuing cancer deception: one count of unlawful use of a computer and two counts of identity theft.

On Wednesday, a judge, speaking harshly, sentenced Eberhart to at least one year minus a day up two years minus a day in the county jail. That time will be followed by 11 consecutive years of probation.

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