Pa. caregiver charged in $100,000 theft

January 28, 2011 10:57:11 AM PST
A Lancaster, Pa., woman faces charges of illegally obtaining more than $100,000 while working as a caregiver for an elderly Hagerstown woman.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says authorities were holding 51-year-old Jackie Sue Carter in Lancaster pending an extradition hearing.

She was arrested Tuesday while working at a Lancaster nursing home.

Investigators say Carter stole more than $33,000 from Betty Eshelman's bank account. They say she obtained another $70,000 from the 86-year-old woman's accounts through deception, intimidation or undue influence.

Police allege that Carter stole the money after Eshelman's husband died in January 2009.