Thea Digiammerino

Home Health Care Aide Stole $22K From Client: Shelton Police

A home health care aide is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from her elderly client in Shelton.

Shelton police arrested 30-year-old Jennifer Poitevien Wednesday.

According to police, Poitevien worked as a health care aide to an 83-year-old woman with dementia. Investigators said Poitevien used the victim’s card to make ATM withdrawals, and also opened a credit card in the victim’s name. Police said she stole over $22,000 from the victim’s bank accounts from April 2018 until now.

The investigation began when the victim’s son reported the money missing from her accounts.

Poitevien was charged with first-degree larceny, credit card theft and first-degree identity theft. She was released on a $5,000 bond and is due in court on May 1.

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