Home Health Aide Stole From 93-Year-Old To Buy Alcohol, Groceries: Police

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Source: MEGA; Naples police

Jul. 17 2022, Published 3:06 p.m. ET

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A home health aide is accused of stealing money from a 93-year-old woman, according to police.

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Last week, police in Naples, Florida, announced the arrest of Tina Marie Kessel.

On Jan. 10, the 93-year-old victim reported to police she had 16 fraudulent charges on her bank account, according to police.

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The charges were made over several weeks and totaled $805, police noted. The money was used to buy groceries and alcohol through Instacart.

Detectives determined the purchases were made by a health aide, Kessel, hired to provide in-home care for the victim, according to police.

Police arrested Kessel and charged her with various crimes, including grand theft from a person 65 years old or older.


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