The hired caretaker of an 87-year-old Alzheimer's patient has been arrested after she allegedly using the woman's three credit cards, took out another ten in her name, and emptied her bank account.
Helen Glenda Banks, 63, was arrested for investigation of theft and identity theft.
Police say the older woman's family hired Banks as a caretaker in July 2006 after meeting her through a friend. Detective Stephen Desmond says the family did not do a background check.
Colorado Bureau of Investigation records indicate Banks was arrested in Greeley in 1996 on suspicion of larceny. Police say she's serving probation for unauthorized use of a credit card in New Mexico.
Banks is being held on $7,500 bond.
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