Police: Shelton home health aide took $22,000 from elderly dementia patient
A home health aide accused of taking more than $20,000 from an elderly dementia patient was charged by city police on Wednesday.
Jennifer Poitevien, a 30-year-old Shelton resident, was charged with first-degree larceny, credit card theft and first-degree identity theft. Police took Poitevien into custody on Wednesday.
Shelton detectives looked into the man’s complaint and found that the elderly victim had Poitevien as a home health aide through Lifetime Health Care in Guilford.
“During the investigation it was discovered that Poitevien made ATM withdraws with the victim’s credit card and opened another card in the victim’s name,” Bango said.
She was held on a $5,000 bond. She is expected to appear in Derby Superior Court on May 1.