After making illegal purchases for clothing, groceries and gas for her car, a caregiver must repay $9,603 to her late client’s estate.
Kimberly Brown, 30, entered an open plea in November to charges of theft by unlawful taking and unauthorized use of a debit card. Brown cared for Harry Weidler from Dec. 11 to June 4 while working for Senior Helpers.
According to a Phillyburbs.com report, Brown received a five-year probation sentence. Weidler’s niece contacted the Lower Moreland Police Department in June after she saw suspicious transactions including $2,000 in withdrawals and over $1,100 in charges to Home Depot. Weidler contacted Brown after she was unable to locate her uncle’s debit card. Brown admitted to making the transactions.
Further investigation revealed numerous purchases including a $400 children's wagon, and Brown gave a written statement to police saying she used the debit card for groceries, clothing for her and her children and gas for her car.