Mia Vela, 40, of the 15000 block of Turlington Avenue in Harvey, was arrested Wednesday and charged with a class 2 felony count of financial exploitation of an elderly person or a person with a disability, police said.
According to police, Vela was hired in July 2014 as a home health care worker to care for a 61-year-old Bartlett resident. Police said Vela stole approximately $10,000 from the victim's bank account and made approximately $5,000 worth of unauthorized purchases with the victim's credit card.
Vela was given a $75,000 bond Thursday at the Cook County court facility in Rolling Meadows.
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Health worker charged with stealing from elderly person she cared for