Caregiver admits to stealing $10,000 from elderly woman

Posted at 2:04 PM, Jul 26, 2016

A Buffalo woman admits she stole more than $10,000 from an elderly woman in her care.

Michelle Sanders, 47, of Leonard Street, pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice Penny Wolfgang to third-degree grand larceny.

Sanders admits she stole $10,433.50 from October 2015 through February 2016 while serving as a caregiver for a 94-year-old Amherst woman.

Prosecutors say Sanders used the victim's ATM card without her permission to withdraw the money over a span of five months.

Sanders has agreed to pay back all of the stolen money. She faces up to seven years in prison when she is sentenced in October.