Former Pride Group Employee Who Stole Thousands From Residents Gets 10-Year Prison Term

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 been sentenced to ten years in prison.

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 was accused of stealing over $23,000 from 21 different residents of the Pride Group.

In his statement, the investigator says 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.

In a plea agreement, Storm pleaded guilty in March to one count of theft and two counts of caretaker-dependent adult abuse by exploitation exceeding $100.

She was sentenced to five years in prison on the two abuse charges and ten years on the theft charge to be served concurrently, or at the same time. That means she was sentenced to a 10-year prison term, but she will be eligible for parole.