Cops: Aide made $23K in charges on victim's card

Posted at 4:37 PM, Jan 21, 2016

A health care aide allegedly stole the credit card of the elderly man she cared for and racked up $23,000 in charges.

State Police say the victim is currently under 24-hour care. While caring for him in his Alexander home, Michelle Hamill, 48, of Batavia allegedly stole his credit card.

Troopers say Hamill, along with Terry Roth, 40, also of Batavia, made $23,000 in purchases in Genesee, Erie and Monroe counties.

Hamill and Roth were allegedly seen on surveillance video racking up the charges.

Both were arrested Thursday and charged with third degree grand larceny. Roth is also charged with second degree forgery.

Roth was taken to the Genesee County Jail on $25,000 bail. Hamill was released under supervision and is due back in court at a later date.




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