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Police charge live-in caregiver for allegedly defrauding senior

City police have charged a live-in caregiver in relation to an alleged fraud against an elderly man.

City police have charged a live-in caregiver in relation to an alleged fraud against a senior.

Police said Wednesday they have charged a 59-year-old woman with one count of fraud after a live-in caregiver allegedly posted an ad on a local seniors website, seeking a live-in position in exchange for accommodation.

A family member of the elderly man hired the woman with the understanding that she would provide assistance to the victim in exchange for room and board as well as office space to run a private business out of the elderly man's home.

Within days of being hired, staff at the victim's financial institution alerted the victim's family of suspicious activity relating to the senior's bank account, including an attempt to obtain a power of attorney position overseeing the elderly man's finances.

Police said the woman allegedly has a similar caregiver ad circulating under the name of Carilyn Chrisante.

Carolyn Woods faces one count of fraud not exceeding $5,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call 613-236-1222 ext. 5639 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS).

 
 
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