Lincoln Park police arrested a 25-year-old Bloomfield man suspected of stealing more than $10,000 from a senior citizen.
According to police, the suspect had been hired to care for the elderly individual; however, after two years of employment, the family of the senior citizen fired the suspect.
Following the termination, the family reportedly learned that the suspect had cashed multiple stolen checks linked to the victim’s bank account.
Police revealed that some of the checks had allegedly been altered from their original amounts prior to being cashed.
The victim’s family filed a complaint with the police. A subsequent investigation by Lincoln Park detectives revealed enough evidence to place the suspect under arrest.
Police took the suspect into custody and interviewed him at police headquarters. According to authorities, the suspect admitted to stealing the money and forging the checks.
After being arrested, the suspect was charged with third degree theft and forgery.
The suspect has been released with an order to appear in Morris County Superior Court at a later date to answer the charges.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Caregiver Stole $10,000 from Patient, Lincoln Park Police Say.”
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