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Elderly woman's caregiver accused of stealing

Cherie Renee Richards was charged with theft and exploiting an elderly woman in her care.

Cherie Renee Richards was charged with theft and exploiting an elderly woman in her care.

TAMPA — A Riverview woman is accused of stealing a credit card and more than $77,000 in cash from an elderly woman in her care.

Cherie Renee Richards of 10414 Crestfield Drive was arrested Wednesday and charged with 25 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card and 23 counts of grand theft. Richards, 36, is also charged with exploitation of an elderly person.

Richards took $77,518 from the bank account of an 80-year-old woman in her care, according Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reports. She also is accused of charging $9,058 to the woman's credit card.

The offenses date to August, reports said. The victim, who suffers from dementia, was not named and her address was not available.

Richards admitted to the crimes, according to sheriff's deputies.

She was being held in the Orient Road Jail on $120,500 bail.

The sheriff's report didn't specify the relationship between the two women. It said Richards is unemployed.

Hillsborough County property records show the house where she was living is owned by American Home Protection, a company that advertises itself as providing foreclosure assistance.

Elderly woman's caregiver accused of stealing 06/18/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 11:55pm]
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