Caregiver Accused of Stealing from Elderly Patient

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    The caregiver of an elderly patient with dementia is accused of using the man’s credit card and making around $15,000 in unauthorized expenses for her personal use.

    The caregiver of an elderly patient with dementia is accused of using the man’s credit card and making around $15,000 in unauthorized expenses for her personal use.

    Farmington police arrested Carrie Cooper, 33, of New Britain, on Saturday and said the charges stem from a case in February 2014.

    The family hired Cooper to care for the man on Sundays and those were the days the charges were showing up, according to police.

    Police took Cooper into custody at her New Britain home.

    She was charged with 18 counts of first-degree identity theft, 18 counts of illegal use of a credit card, one count of second-degree larceny, 18 counts of illegally receiving goods and services and two counts of third-degree forgery.

    She was held on $100,000 bond.
     

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