Woman charged after allegedly posing as PSW, stealing credit cards in London, Ont.

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LONDON, Ont. — Police have charged a woman who they allege was posing as a personal support worker or cleaner in order to steal from clients in London, Ont.

Local police allege she took debit cards, credit cards and cash from homes she gained access to.

Investigators say numerous elderly people complained about the incidents between June and November, and officers identified a suspect using surveillance video of the cards being used.

Police say a 35-year-old woman was arrested on Tuesday and charged with four counts each of fraud under $5,000, theft under $5,000 and possession of proceeds obtained by crime.

She was also charged with three counts of break-and-enter.

Police say the woman remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 2, 2020.

This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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