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Home healthcare aide accused of stealing elderly woman's identity

Posted: 2:11 PM, Oct 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-07 14:11:58-04
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WHEATFIELD, N.Y. (WKBW) — A home healthcare aide is accused of stealing the identity of an elderly woman she was hired to care for.

According to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, 36-year-old Tamara Doggett is charged with Grand Larceny and Identity Theft. Investigators say Doggett stole the identity of a 77-year-old Wheatfield woman in order to open a fraudulent credit card. Deputies say the Buffalo woman was working at the victim's home at the time.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Doggett is also being charged by North Tonawanda Police for similar actions in that city.

Doggett was released on her own recognizance, she's due back in court on October 15.

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