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Stamford Health Aide Charged With Stealing 92-Year-Old Woman's Credit Card

A Stamford woman was charged with stealing a 92-year-old woman's credit card, according to the Stamford Advocate.
A Stamford woman was charged with stealing a 92-year-old woman's credit card, according to the Stamford Advocate. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. — A Stamford woman has been charged with stealing the credit card of a 92-year-old woman with dementia after working for her as a home health aide for one day, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Police told the Stamford Advocate that 28-year-old Tashi Sistrunk cared for the woman once on Dec. 10, and stole the woman's credit card. She used it to purchase $30 worth of gas, and also tried to use it on a $20 charge at a laundromat and $105 worth of groceries but it was denied in those transactions, according to the Stamford Advocate.

The elderly woman's daughter told police that she had noticed the card was missing, and police were able to track the charges and found video evidence of Sistrunk attempting to buy the groceries, according to the Stamford Advocate. Sistrunk told police that the elderly woman had asked her to buy items with the card, but the woman's daughter denied it, the Stamford Advocate reported. The card was never found, the Stamford Advocate said.

Sistrunk was arrested Monday and charged with identity theft, falsely procuring a credit car, sixth-degree larceny and two counts of attempted sixth-degree larceny, the Stamford Advocate reported.

Click here to read the Stamford Advocate story.

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