A young caregiver was charged with stealing $16,547 from a senior she looked after Northlake.
Shardae M. Miller, 20, Bellwood, was charged with financial exploitation of the elderly Friday, said Andy Conklin of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
On Sept. 30, a 79-year-old resident of Concord Place Retirement and Assisted Living, 401 W. Lake, filed a theft report with Northlake police.
Police allege that Miller, who works for a Skokie-based company, stole five blank checks, filled them out for $15,000 and created an account in her young son’s name. The remaining $1,547 she took electronically, police allege.
Financial exploitation of the elderly is a class one felony. If found guilty, Miller could serve four to 15 years in prison.
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