Caregiver Arrested for Check Forgery in Oaklyn
Police say that Concetta Durham, 68, of Mullica Hill, had been altering checks issued to her for years, collecting about $2,500 in the process.
The caregiver of an elderly Oaklyn resident was arrested Monday when police discovered that she allegedly had been altering checks issued to her for these services to the tune of some $2,500 over several years.
Concetta Durham, 68, of Mullica Hill, “confessed to changing the check amounts and then using the money for her own personal needs” according to a press release issued by Oaklyn Police Chief Joseph Abbate.
Durham was charged with forgery and theft of movable property, and was released on her own recognizance pending a Jan. 22 Superior Court hearing. Further charges could be handed down pending investigation.
“We would ask that you look out for your elderly neighbors, friends and family members as much as possible,” Abbate said in the statement.
“If needed, call the police to periodically check in on a senior whom you may be concerned about.”