Ex-worker accused in thefts from Hearthside residents

Christine Knouse-Shuster, 34, of Lewistown, was charged with theft and receiving stolen property Thursday after allegedly stealing $161 from residents of the Hearthside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 450 Waupelani Drive, State College, police said.

The thefts occurred between July 29 and Sept. 15, police said. At the time, Knouse-Shuster was a Hearthside employee.

Her employment was terminated prior to the charges, police said.