FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A former in-home health care worker was charged with stealing checks from her Fairfield patient more than four years ago, according to police reports.
The family of a 90-year-old Fairfield resident reported suspicious bank activity to the Fairfield police in April 2008. They told investigators they believed the suspect was Vanessa Taylor of Bridgeport, formerly a health care worker caring for the victim, police say.
Fairfield police and People’s United Bank' fraud investigators found Taylor had used her own identification to cash seven checks totaling approximately $2,100 during a three-month period, according to police reports. Taylor turned herself in at Fairfield police headquarters Thursday, police say.
Taylor was charged with second-degree larceny and second-degree forgery, both felonies. She was released after posting a $3,500 bond, and is due in court Dec. 7.