(KMOV.com) – A home-health worker is accused of using her client’s checks and writing nearly $61,000 worth of checks for her own person expenses.
The son of the suspect’s 95-year-old client first grew suspicious when he saw that the caregiver had written an $8,000 check to herself. According to police, the caregiver, Latesha Ross, had 30 checks written to her, some from the client, himself.
There were also charges incurred on a credit card. Police said Ross used the card at Walmart and Insta-credit Automart.
Ross was an employee with Synergy Home Care. The company released a statement Wednesday stating “We are actively working with the client and his son and our insurance company to reimburse the client for the losses.”
Ross has been charged with one count of stealing over $25,000 and three counts of fraudulent use of a credit card.