Former Whitefish Assisted Living Facility Director Charged with Stealing Narcotics

Jillian Mackenzie Gue, 33, has been charged with a felony count of burglary in Flathead County District Court for stealing hydrocodone from a resident’s room last year

By Maggie Dresser
The Flathead County Justice Center in Kalispell on July 17, 2020. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon

The former director of an assisted living and memory care facility in Whitefish has been charged with a felony count of burglary in Flathead County District Court after she was accused of stealing narcotics from a resident’s room last September.

Jillian Mackenzie Gue, 33, of Whitefish, was arrested last month, booked in the Flathead County Detention Center and released shortly after on her own recognizance.

Gue’s arraignment hearing is scheduled for June 27 at 1:30 p.m. before Judge Robert Allison.

According to charging documents filed by Deputy Flathead County Attorney John Donovan, Nicole Jemming, the vice president of operations for The Springs Living at Whitefish, notified the Whitefish Police Department of a theft at the senior living facility in Whitefish last September.

Jemming told officers that Gue had entered a resident’s room and had stolen narcotics. After speaking to the resident, law enforcement learned she had noticed hydrocodone pills missing from her room, which prompted the resident to install a surveillance camera in her room.

On Sept. 11, 2023, the resident attended a medical appointment in the morning and when she returned, she noticed the door was unlocked. The surveillance footage revealed Gue, who had no reason to be in her room, entering and taking three nights of hydrocodone pills from her pill box.

Jemming confirmed Gue’s identity in the footage.

According to an April press release, The Springs at Whitefish announced Joel Allen was named the new executive director ahead of a planned expansion recently approved by the Whitefish City Council. The expansion will entail the addition of 124 units on River Lakes Parkway near Logan Health’s Whitefish campus.