Caregiver sentenced for stealing from elderly woman

Published: Sep. 25, 2017 at 12:08 PM EDT
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

September 25, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – A former caregiver will serve jail time and probation after pleading no contest to stealing thousands of dollars from an elderly woman with dementia.

Tallahassee police arrested 46-year-old Berlicia Chambers in May on elderly exploitation charges.

Court documents allege Chambers stole at least $14,800 over a four year span from a woman who she was hired to care for. Investigators say the 78-year-old victim had memory problems and showed signs of dementia.

Arrest records say Chambers used an ATM card to withdraw cash from the victim’s account, and used the victim’s credit card to pay for personal expenses, including her satellite TV and cell phone.

Chambers was sentenced to 120 days in jail, with 88 days credit for time already served. She was also ordered to serve 6 years of probation and pay restitution of $12,980.