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Caseworker accused of stealing over $300K from elderly woman with dementia in Westchester

Authorities say the woman transferred funds from the victim's retirement accounts to her own checking account and would bring the woman to the bank to make withdrawals multiple times per month.

News 12 Staff

Mar 24, 2023, 7:41 PM

Updated 452 days ago

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A caseworker with Westchester County Adult Protective Services was charged in the theft of more than $300,000 from a 95-year-old woman with dementia.
The state Attorney General's Office says 46-year-old Chantel Chenault, of Danbury, Connecticut, is charged with grand larceny and identity theft.
The theft allegedly happened between March 2017 and April 2022.
Authorities say Chenault transferred funds from the elderly woman's retirement accounts to her own checking account and would bring the woman to the bank to make withdrawals multiple times per month.
She also allegedly used the woman's ATM card at casinos without permission.
Chenault was arraigned Friday in Westchester County Court.


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