Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 9:24 pm
The Messenger, February 10, 2012
Union City police have charged a caregiver with allegedly using an elderly woman’s funds for personal use.
Connie Sue Thatcher, 45, of 708 Enterprise St., South Fulton, was arrested Thursday at 8:48 p.m. on charges of willful exploitation of an impaired adult (four counts) and identity theft, according to a Union City Police Department report.
The charges were levied in connection with a complaint recently filed with police by Chris Edwards of Cordova, who alleged his mother’s local caretaker had taken money from his and his mother’s accounts and used it for personal use. He told police his mother has dementia and had a caregiver through a Martin agency.
Edwards, who has power of attorney over his mother, claimed the caregiver took a check his mother had signed and used it herself to pay a bill. He alleged she also used a check from his account to which his mother had signed his name and wrote it out to herself for $150 and claimed she used his account information online to pay a cell phone bill in her husband’s name, according to the police report.