Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested a Lakeland woman on Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, for using unauthorized checks to steal from a home patient in her care.
Shondra Anthony, DOB 6/20/77, of 1315 West 14th Street Apt. I-109 in Lakeland, was arrested and charged with:
Investigation revealed that the suspect, who is employed through Interim Health Services in Winter Haven, had started buying groceries and paying bills for a 60-year-old Lakeland home patient in her care. The victim suffers from a debilitating disease, and was receiving medical assistance at home through the health services agency.
During the months of September-October, the suspect wrote unauthorized checks in excess of amounts owed for the victim's bills, and then kept the extra cash. The suspect wrote a total of $830 in unauthorized checks, keeping an undetermined amount of cash for herself.
The suspect was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail. The investigation is continuing.
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