Caregiver stole nearly $20K from elderly woman, police say

Katherine A. Stein (submitted)

LITITZ, Pa. (WHTM) – A Lancaster County woman employed as a caregiver is accused of stealing nearly $20,000 from an elderly client.

Katherine A. Stein, 28, of Lititz, is charged with theft by deception and access device fraud.

Stein was an employee of a home elderly care provider. She was assigned to the home of an 85-year-old Warwick Township woman when the victim’s bank notified family members of suspicious transactions on her accounts, Northern Lancaster County Regional police said.

Police said Stein took $19,406.95 from the woman between March 29, 2016, and May 1, 2017.

She was arraigned and released on $25,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 20.

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