Caregiver arrested for identity theft

Caregiver arrested for identity theft
Home Health nurse jailed
nA Shreveport woman was arrested for felony crimes after she stole the identity of the woman she was caring for, according to Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Dorothy L. Edwards, 37, was arrested on Thursday and charged with exploitation of persons with infirmities and felony identity theft.

From September 2016 to December 2017, Edwards worked as a caregiver when she used the assets and identity of a 65-year-old woman with a physical disability to steal over $20,000.  An investigation by Sheriff’s Detective Casey Jones revealed Edwards activated several accounts in the victim’s name and paid several of her own bills using the victim’s bank accounts and credit cards.

Crystal Coleman, 32, of Vivian, is accused of stealing over $5,600 in cash, a coin jar, and a gift card while working as a nurse for the victim and her disabled husband.

Edwards is also accused of negotiating a forged check stolen from the victim’s sister to open a fraudulent bank account.

Edwards was booked in to the Caddo Correctional Center. Bond was set at $150,000.

CADDO PARISH – A Shreveport woman is arrested for felony crimes after deputies say she stole the identity of the woman she was caring for.

Dorothy L. Edwards, 37, was arrested on Thursday and charged with exploitation of persons with infirmities and felony identity theft.

From September 2016 to December 2017, Edwards worked as a caregiver when she used the assets and identity of a 65-year-old woman with a physical disability to steal over $20,000.  An investigation by Sheriff’s Detective Casey Jones revealed Edwards activated several accounts in the victim’s name and paid several of her own bills using the victim’s bank accounts and credit cards.

Edwards is also accused of negotiating a forged check stolen from the victim’s sister to open a fraudulent bank account.

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Edwards was booked in to the Caddo Correctional Center. Bond was set at $150,000.

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