Former Pride Group Employee Accused Of Stealing Thousands From Residents Pleads Not Guilty

Primghar, Iowa — A Primghar woman who was arrested on several felony charges after being accused of stealing money from several residents at the Pride Group, where she worked, has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

According to criminal complaints filed with the O’Brien County Clerk of Court’s Office by the State of Iowa’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit’s Department of Inspections, Appeals, & Licensing, 48-year-old Jennifer Lynn Storm of Primghar is accused of stealing over $23,000 from 21 different residents of the Pride Group.

In his statement, the investigator alleges that from November, 2020 through March 29, 2023, Storm worked as an administrative assistant at Pride Group Primghar, and during that time was responsible for the residents’ money. He says that over several years, she stole $23,358.28 from 21 different residents.

The complaints say Storm allegedly used several different techniques to defraud clients.

Storm was charged with ten counts of felony dependent adult abuse, a class D felony, first degree theft, a class C felony, and ongoing criminal conduct, a class B felony. If convicted of a class D felony, Storm could face up to five years in prison on each count, plus ten years if convicted of the class C felony, and 25 years if convicted of the class B felony.

She’s currently free on bond. At this point, her trial is scheduled for February 20th, 2024.



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