Friday, December 26, 2008

Caregiver Arrested

A caregiver arrested for allegedly stealing a credit card from a woman with Alzheimer’s has been charged with stealing from other residents at a home for the elderly.

Heather Whitehouse was arrested Dec. 11 and charged with financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult, false pretense, unlawful taking of tangible personal property and fraudulent use of a credit card, for allegedly stealing the card and making 22 unauthorized purchases totaling more than $4,000.

Shelburne Police later charged Whitehouse with stealing another resident’s credit card and making 20 unauthorized charges, and stealing jewelry from a third resident who was unable to communicate because of her illness.

For the latter two thefts, Whitehouse faces additional charges of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult, identity theft, fraudulent use of a credit card and grand larceny.

Caregiver faces more stealing charges


Anonymous said...

I am steaming once again.

If I were the judge, I would not let the perp out on bail; I would sentence Heather Whitehouse to:

- Life in prison with no chance for parole.

- Mandatory work release with all salary/income turned over to the victim.

If I were the judge, I would send a cldear, strong and very loud message to everyone, in particular to those individuals in positions of trust.... break that trust, just once, and you will receive harsh punishment; you will pay for it for the rest of your natural life.

Anonymous said...

What people need to ask is: what happens to the victim now?

What usually happens is the victim is re-victimized - by the system claiming to be protecting him/her!