SHALIMAR, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — Police said a housekeeper in the Panhandle exploited a partially disabled 75-year-old woman and her terminally-ill 80-year-old husband.
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s officials arrested 45-year-old Elissa Pedersen on Monday.READ MORE: New Tech Turning Virtual World Into Hands-On Experience For Remote Workers
She’s accused of exploitation of the elderly, fraudulent use of credit cards and criminal use of personal identification information.
An arrest affidavit says Pedersen was paid $400 a week to help with housework, cooking and similar tasks.READ MORE: Broward Schools Planning 100 Percent In-Person Instruction In The Fall
The victim told investigators she was contacted by a credit card regarding suspicious charges. She said she had never applied for that card and that Pedersen was listed as an authorized user on the account.
Investigators say Pederson pawned jewelry owned by the couple, including his wedding band.
Pedersen turned herself in on Monday. An attorney isn’t listed on court records.MORE NEWS: COVID In Florida: 9,068 New Cases, 64 Deaths Reported On Tuesday
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