Home Health Aide Arrested after Trying to Cash Stolen Checks in Lakewood

brick policeBrick Police today announced an arrest in reference to thefts which were committed by a home health aide. “Investigation by Detective Michael Bevacqua revealed that a Home Health Aide that was hired through All Heart Home Care of Manasquan, NJ, had removed approximately $19,000.00 from the bank account of an elderly resident of Brick Township,” Sgt Henry Drew says. “It was determined that the suspect, Sheila McFadden (black female, 46 years old, Asbury Park, NJ) had taken the checks during her employment at the Brick Township residence.”

Brick Police were first alerted to the thefts on December 19, 2013, when McFadden was arrested by Lakewood Police while attempting to cash one of the stolen checks in Lakewood.

During that incident, McFadden was charged with Forgery and Receiving Stolen Property by Lakewood Police and subsequently transported to the Ocean County Jail.

After further investigation by Detective Bevacqua, it was determined that eleven (11) additional checks were taken from the victim and ultimately cashed.

On January 24, 2014, Detective Bevacqua charged McFadden with Theft and served her with a criminal summons at the Ocean County Jail where she was still lodged on the original charge signed by the Lakewood Township Police.

The investigation is continuing and anyone who believes that they may have information is asked to contact Detective Bevacqua at 732-262-4612. [TLS]


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