Shelton home health aide charged after allegedly stealing $20K from elderly patient

Fairfield

A home health aide from Shelton is facing charges after allegedly stealing $20,000 from an elderly patient.

According to officials, on Wednesday, police arrested 30-year-old Jennifer Poitevien, who worked for LIFETIME Care at Home.

Authorities said they received a complaint from a man who said his 83-year-old mother with dementia was missing a large amount of money from her bank accounts.

Following an investigation, police said Poitevien made ATM withdrawals with the victim’s credit card and opened another card in the victim’s name.

She allegedly withdrew more than $22,000 between April 2018 and April 2019.

Poitevien was charged with larceny, credit card theft and identity theft.

She was released on a $5,000 bond and will appear in court on May 1st.

“The safety and care of our LIFETIME Care at Home clients and their loved ones has always been and remains our highest priority. We conduct extensive vetting prior to offering employment, including a 10-year nationwide criminal background check. Since the time we were notified by the police of these accusations, Ms. Poitevien’s employment was terminated and we have been cooperating with police to the fullest extent,” said LIFETIME Care at Home Executive Director Guy Tommasi.

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