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Caregiver accused of stealing from 93-year-old widow

Posted April 15, 2011

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— The caregiver for a 93-year-old widow has been accused of stealing and using her credit cards, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

Jamie Nichols Cisneros, 24, of 1891 Rosewood Road in Goldsboro, faces one count of exploitation of a disabled or elder adult and two counts of felony financial transaction card fraud.

Investigators said that Cisneros used the woman's credit cards to pay for numerous goods and services over two years. The widow's relatives became suspicious when they noticed questionable charges to the QVC shopping network around the Christmas holidays, investigators said.

Cisneros was placed in the Wayne County jail under a $9,000 bond.

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  • helloworld Apr 15, 2011

    as the daughter of an elderly widowed parent, I agree that MANY caregivers do "help themselves"...not ALL, but SOME. Currently looking for some jewelry we have pictures of a parent wearing and can't find it anywhere....... hmm. makes y'wonder. (and to wildcat, if a family member would steal, then they are no better than the stranger/caregivers that steal...just sayin')

  • wildcat Apr 15, 2011

    Was a family member doing the stealing and the caretaker now is being blame for it? Happens all the time.

  • wildcat Apr 15, 2011

    Accusations is not good enough. Did she real steal? Families should do a background check before they allow someone into their family's home. If they did not do this, then they are part of the blame too.

  • Scubagirl Apr 15, 2011

    What a sorry excuse for a person! Hope she not only has to pay it all back but gets more than a slap on the wrist for this.

    But when I was helping my mom prior to her death I was balancing the check book etc EVERY month-of course her mind was still sharpe.

  • Rockermom Apr 15, 2011

    Con, I agree with what you're thinking. They probably had no other complaints against the caregiver and didn't want to jump to conclusions to accuse her too quickly. I still think it's absolutely despicable behavior to exploit the elderly. They are definitely my favorite sector of humanity these days.

  • the_other_truth Apr 15, 2011

    Maybe this was not the only caretaker...maybe this woman's children had access to her accounts...maybe this is not the whole story....just maybe

  • tlwilliams1237 Apr 15, 2011

    A WHOLE TWO YEARS BEFORE CATCHING THIS...UMMMMM IT MAKES YOU KINDA W0NDER IF THEY ARE USING SOME OF GRANNIES MONEY...THATS ENTIRELY TOO
    LONG..I AM THE OVERSEARER OVER MY FATHERS ACCOUNTS AND EVERY MONTH I AM ON IT!!!!!!!

  • Weaker Pelosi Apr 15, 2011

    Caught, busted, snagged, apprehended, and jailed.

  • Pulling for the Tarheels Apr 15, 2011

    to beachblues1, carolinaprincess62 and ncguy:
    After some time, we (the children of my father) suspected that Dad's caregiver was taking from him as well. It took us a year before we "forced" that caregiver to stay away. Our father cried because that person was his friend and us children were taking his friend from him. He even asked (in writing) that we invite her to his funeral. So even when you do keep checking on their finances, people still take advantage of the elderly.

  • Con Amor brings luv and laughter Apr 15, 2011

    ""relatives became suspicious when they noticed questionable charges to the QVC shopping network around the Christmas holidays, investigators said.""" ... In reading this, it makes me think that maybe the family did keep up with the ladies finances. But they probably got the statement, and waited happily for the new "diamond cluster ring that granny ordered" to be gifted to them.. But Christmas came and went and granny wasnt wearing a new ring, and she hadnt gifted it to anyone, so they decided to question granny about it, and the truth came out... Maybe not so, but just a thought of mine.

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