A personal support worker has been charged with fraud by Halton Police.
Police say between May 18 and June 11, the accused allegedly took two cheques totalling $8,000 from an elderly patient, and deposited them into her bank account.
Joelene Thompson, 33, of Brampton has been charged with fraud over $5,000 and uttering a forged document.
Police say her employment had been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.
If you have personal support workers in your home, police recommend making sure all valuables and financial items are properly secured.
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