Caregiver stole credit card in Southington: police

Published on Monday, 26 March 2018 17:22
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

@muszynskiBP

SOUTHINGTON - A Meriden woman is facing charges for allegedly stealing a credit card while working in Southington as a home caregiver.

Jessica Hayes, 35, has been accused of stealing a new credit card that was mailed to the victim and using it to rack up more than $500 in purchases and withdrawals, according to police.

Police said she used the card - which the victim didn’t know had come in the mail - eleven times between Nov. 27 and Feb. 19. The $582 reported missing was a combination of purchases and cash withdrawals, police said.

No information about the victim has been released.

Hayes was arrested Saturday on charges of sixth-degree larceny, criminal impersonation, illegal use of a credit card, receiving stolen goods from use of a stolen credit card and credit card theft. She was held in custody and arraigned Monday in Bristol Superior Court.

Court officials said Hayes is on probation for a sixth-degree larceny conviction. In addition to more convictions for larceny, she has also been convicted of failure to appear in court five times, said Ronald Dearstyne, state prosecutor.

Dearstyne also said Hayes is a suspect in other police investigations, and that she is expected to be charged with violating her probation.

During the hearing, Hayes’ bail was set at $5,000. She is due back in court on April 11.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Monday, 26 March 2018 17:22. Updated: Monday, 26 March 2018 17:24.