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Caregiver Charged For Scamming Elderly Woman

Caregiver Lisa Redmond had confessed to deputies that she racked up $15,000 in charges on an elderly woman's credit card.

An elderly woman is trying to recover from $15,000 in fraudulent credit card charges that they say a caregiver caused.

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Lisa Redmond, 52 of 325 Gerhardt St., with one count of exploitation of the elderly for going on a spending spree with the credit card for the 94-year-old woman she was to care for, according to the sheriff's office.

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The victim’s daughter reviewed her mother’s financial statements when she came to Florida for the holidays and discovered her mother’s credit card had been fraudulently used since May 2012 to make $15,000 in unauthorized purchases. The victim and her daughter suspected Redmond, who had cared for the woman for the past three years, and confronted Redmond on Dec. 31 when they say Redmond confessed to using the card and promised to repay, according to the affidavit.

Redmond then admitted the crime to detectives, according to the sheriff's office.

Redmond was released on $1,000 bond.

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