ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Authorities are searching for a home health aide who allegedly stole nearly $10,000 from a client who hired her to care for his wife, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp.
Rosemarie Antoine, 61, of Newark was indicted on one count of third-degree theft, and 14 counts of third-degree forgery.
The 88-year-old victim hired Antoine in 2015 as a home health aide to assist with the in-home care of his wife in Rockaway Township, knapp said.
Antoine’s employment continued until September of 2018, when the victim discovered that she had deposited checks, all bearing the victim’s forged signatures, into her personal bank account. The forged checks, totaling $9,833.00, were deposited by Ms. Antoine from March 29, 2018, to September 10, 2018 into her personal bank account, Knapp said.
A search of the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Affairs Division indicated that Antoine’s home health aide license is currently inactive, Knapp said.
Anyone who is aware of Antoine’s whereabouts is to report it to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200.
Prosecutor Knapp thanked the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Specialized Crimes Division, Crimes Against the Retired and Elderly (CARE) Unit, and Rockaway Township Police Department, whose efforts contributed to the investigation of this case.