KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT
Stephen D. Caraway
Chief of Police
500 Veterans Boulevard
FAX (504) 712-2209
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sergeant Brian
Elderly sitter arrested for theft of assets from the elderly
- On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, the Kenner Police Department
arrested Janice Nicholson, 49, of 3914 Delachaise Street, in New
Orleans. Nicholson was
arrested and charged with the crimes of unauthorized use of an access
device, theft of assets from the elderly, unauthorized use of a
moveable, and misdemeanor theft.
The investigation began in September when the 89 year old victim
discovered that his checking account had been compromised and used to
pay for services from Entergy in the amount of $1,074.00, between the
months of March 2013 through August 2013.
Upon obtaining records from Entergy it was learned that services
were paid for a residence in New Orleans that belonged to the daughter
of Janice Nicholson who was responsible for sitting with the 89 year old
victim. Nicholson was taken
into custody Tuesday (November 5, 2013) after the elderly victim
contacted police to report that Nicholson had taken $30.00 from his
wallet and his vehicle.
As police were investigating the second complaint, Nicholson
returned to the residence in the victimís vehicle at which time she was
arrested. Nicholson was
interviewed and admitted that the victimís checking account information
which was used to pay the Entergy bill.
Nicholson claimed to be self-employed sitter.
Jeff Adams and Officer Casey Smith is in charge of the investigation.
Steve Caraway urges anyone with information concerning these incidents,
to call the Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2222, or Crimestoppers
at (504) 822-1111.
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