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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Hialeah caretaker is charged with defrauding several residents at a nursing home.

Investigators say 52-year-old Noemi Hernandez-Martin was working at ‘Maximum Home Care,’ caring for two elderly residents suffering from dementia.

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Police say she sent the victims pre-signed checks to herself and her boyfriend.

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Police believe Hernandez stole nearly $20,000.

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Hernandez is charged with several counts of fraud, exploitation of the elderly, and grand theft. Team