August 9, 2018 4:30 pm

Personal support worker accused of defrauding patient: Halton Police

A personal support worker has been arrested for fraud by Halton Police.

Halton Regional Police Service

A personal support worker has been charged with fraud by Halton Police.

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Police say between May 18 and June 11, the accused allegedly took two cheques totalling $8,000 from an elderly patient, and deposited them into her bank account.

Joelene Thompson, 33, of Brampton has been charged with fraud over $5,000 and uttering a forged document.

Police say her employment had been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.

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If you have personal support workers in your home, police recommend making sure all valuables and financial items are properly secured.

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