(STMW) — A Chicago woman who worked as caretaker allegedly stole from two patients — including a woman living her last days in hospice care — and was ordered held on a $300,000 bond Thursday.
Latesha Miller, 37, was working for a home healthcare agency when she stole two checks from a Winfield woman in her care, according to a statement from the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.READ MORE: Englewood Shooting Injures One Man, Damages Parole Officer's Car
Between Aug. 19 and Aug. 21, Miller made one check out to an acquaintance in the amount of $499.50, prosecutors claim. The friend cashed the check, kept $200 for herself and gave the rest back to Miller.
Miller allegedly wrote a second check to the friend in the amount of $6,856, but the friend could not cash it because the account had been frozen, prosecutors said.