Caregiver accused of stealing $190K from elderly Sedona woman
By The Associated Press
(Source: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)
(3TV/CBS 5) -
A caregiver is accused of stealing nearly $190,000 from an elderly Sedona woman over a three-year span.
Yavapai County Sheriff's officials say 42-year-old Christina Rodriguez from the Village of Oak Creek was booked into a Camp Verde jail on suspicion of theft, fraudulent schemes, credit card fraud, identity theft and unlawful use of power of attorney.
Sheriff's officials say they were contacted last month by a family member of the 89-year-old Sedona woman who is legally blind.
They say a review of bank records and receipts showed almost $190,000 in unauthorized charges by Rodriguez on the victim's credit card accounts between January 2014 and December 2016.
Sheriff's officials served a search warrant at Rodriguez's home and recovered thousands of dollars in stolen property including cash and high-end cameras and computers.