Elderly woman defrauded nearly 150k by caregiver: OPP

Leeds OPP say an elderly woman lost most of her life savings after being defrauded by her caregiver.

Police charged a 42-year-old Lansdowne woman, Martina Havel, who police say was the elderly woman’s caregiver at the time of the fraud.

OPP say the 95-year-old woman, who lived in the Landsdowne and Gananoque area, lost $150,000 at the hands of her caregiver. The caregiver is also accused of stealing jewellery from the woman.

Havel is facing charges of theft over $5,000; fraud over $5,000; false pretences over $5,000; theft under $5,000; possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000; and breach of trust.

She will appear in court in Brockville on March 1.

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