Police suspect home health-care provider of theft

LOWELLVILLE — Police believe that the home health-care provider for an 84-year-old Lowellville woman stole her credit card and used it for several unauthorized transactions totaling $555.

The 84-year-old woman had recently suffered a stroke, and did not report the theft until several weeks after the incident, which occurred in late August.

The stolen card was used at a number of local businesses, including the Walmart in Liberty and several gas stations in Youngstown.

Police have issued a warrant for the home health-care provider's arrest. She has since been fired from her position, and faces charges of unauthorized use of property and theft.

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