City worker accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from 94-year-old woman

A city employee who swore to look after elderly people allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Greenpoint nonagenarian, reports the district attorney.

The woman, who was a case worker for the city’s Adult Protective Services, siphoned more than $214,000 from a 94-year-old woman in her care, according to Ken Thompson’s office.

“This defendant was entrusted by the city to help an elderly woman live safely at home,” said Thompson. “Instead, she allegedly defrauded the victim in a shameful act of greed and deception against a 94-year old woman.”

The case worker allegedly stole the money from the Greenpoint woman when the woman was in her care between Jan. 10, 2013 and Sept. 12, 2013 and again from Jan. 24, 2014 to Sept. 8, 2014. She allegedly set up online banking to the elderly woman’s Capital One bank account and ordered a debit card. She also allegedly had more than $105,000 in online checks sent to her post office box in Brooklyn, according to the indictment.

She faces up to 15 years in prison if she is convicted.

The defendant’s attorney did not return calls for comment.

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