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Woman accused of stealing from 89-year-old

Posted December 4, 2008 4:11 p.m. EST
Updated December 4, 2008 5:39 p.m. EST

— Chapel Hill police arrested a woman Wednesday for allegedly stealing money from a 89-year-old woman under her care.

Cassandra Ray, 29, faces charges of exploiting a disabled or elderly person. She was being held in the Orange County Jail under a $2,500 bond Thursday.

Police said that Ray worked for Visiting Angels, a company that provides day nurses and companions for elderly adults.

Investigators said that Ray used the victim's debit card to steal approximately $1,000 from October through the latest incident on Wednesday.

The victim's family complained to the company, which contacted police.