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Group Home Caregiver Steals From Volunteer, Police Say

The employee was caught on tape when trying to snatch her third $20 bill from the same victim, whose mother is a resident at the home.

What could possibly be worse than stealing from a volunteer at a group home?

Doing it more than once.

A 26-year-old Milwaukee woman was cited for theft after she was caught on video taking money from a Greenfield volunteer whose mother lives at Oak Crest Villa group home, 8765 W. Forest Home Ave., police say.

According to the Greenfield Police Department report, the volunteer told an employee at Oak Crest that she’d had $20 bills taken from her purse on two previous occasions last month.

The volunteer said the first time she noticed $20 missing from her purse was Jan. 15, when she left her purse in her mother’s closet, in a box and under a jacket. Two days later, she left her purse in the same place, and another $20 was taken.

On Jan. 22, an Oak Crest employee set up a small video camera inside the volunteer’s mother’s room. One of the mother’s caregivers was caught on tape taking another $20 bill.

When police confronted the woman about the theft, she told them the $20 was in her purse but eventually pulled it out of her bra and handed it over.

The accused employee had warrants for her arrest with the Brown Deer and Menomonee Falls police departments as well as with the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department.

Lee February 06, 2013 at 07:05 PM
No back ground checks? A slew of warrants for her arrest? What a shame that this is what is taking care of our loved ones. Glad she was finally nabbed.

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