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Home health aide charged with stealing from elderly woman

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A home health aide has been charged for allegedly stealing $2,500 from an elderly client, police said in a news release this week.

Shondell Dick, 25, of Irvington, NJ has been charged with theft and two counts of forgery.

On October 11, a 70-year-old woman responded to the Roxbury Township police headquarters and spoke to police regarding a theft, police said.

The woman allegedly stated she hired Dick as a home health aide to take care of her 78-year-old companion who is terminally ill, police said.

The victim sat down to balance her check book and noticed several checks missing from her book. She called the bank and they verified that the checks had been cashed from her account, police said.

An investigation revealed, Dick was employed by the victim as a home health aide and that she had in fact stolen checks from the victim, in the amount of $2,500.00, police said.

Dick was arrested and charged on October 13.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook