READING, Pa. (CBS/AP) — Authorities say a former Pennsylvania nursing home employee took photographs of deceased residents and shared them with co-workers and friends. Stephanie Thomas, 28, of Muhlenberg Township, now faces corpse abuse charges.

According to an affidavit, Thomas admitted to taking the photos and did it because her ex-boyfriend “liked that kind of thing.”

Bern Township police said the deceased patients at the county-owned Berks Heim senior living facility were between the ages of 84 and 92.

Family members told police that they “were outraged such conduct would take place in a senior living facility.”

Authorities say an anonymous source tipped off police.

Attorney information for Thomas could not be found.

Berks Heim says Thomas no longer works at the nursing home.

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