Arrested for stealing 20,000 euros from the elderly woman with Alzheimer’s she cared for
The Mossos d’Escuadra of Barcelona have arrested a woman accused of stealing up to 20,000 euros from an old woman she cared for and who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and reduced mobility. All It was discovered when the victim’s sister alerted authorities that the money that his mother kept in a box at home was missing.
According to the agents in charge of the case, the detained woman is 52 years old, and it is clear that she had already been investigated and had a record of similar crimes. According to the Mossos d’Escuadra, the woman was arrested in 2000 for a similar crime, since she was involved in a case of theft of jewelry valued at the same amount of 20,000 euros. In this case, the robbery occurred when she was caring for the children of a family she was in charge of.
The detainee had been working with the victim on a daily basis since January. According to the Mossos, the confidence of the victim was gained so that he did not suspect her, and finally he got the savings of this handicapped woman who had kept them in a metal box.
Thanks to the supervision of the victim’s sister, who controlled the metal box where she usually kept the money, given the degree of disability that her sister has, she realized that there was a lack of money and immediately suspected the caregiver since in the Only the two of them entered to be with the victim.
A donut steals 20,000 euros from the 80-year-old woman, with reduced mobility and Alzheimer’s she cared for. Stop the caregiver https://t.co/zXqLW75xzQ pic.twitter.com/XvzkqXhe1a
– Mossos (@mossos) October 6, 2020
Once the complaint was filed by the victim’s sister, that same day the Mossos d’Escuadra agents in charge of the case, appeared at the home and were able to question the caregiver. At first she denied everything, although later, and after a thorough interrogation,. The 52-year-old woman acknowledged that in September she had taken about 8,000 euros from the box that he still had in his possession.
With this confession, the Barcelona agents arrested the caregiver and went to her home to conduct a search. In this record, the police managed to recover 10,600 euros that he had in cash at home, fruit of the robbery of the woman he cared for. No trace of the rest of the missing money has been found, so the caregiver may have spent it in recent months.
The 80-year-old woman suffers from advanced Alzheimer’s and reduced mobility, so it was very difficult for her to realize what was happening at home with the caregiver. Fortunately, the victim’s sister regularly came to the house to care for her sister and supervising the treatments that were to be provided for her illness, just as she was in charge of supervising the money in the metal box, her sister’s life savings.
The 52-year-old woman has already gone to court, according to the agents of the Mossos d’Escuadra of Barcelona.