A convicted forger and certified nurse’s assistant remains in DuPage County Jail on $100,000 bail, accused of stealing thousands of dollars from an 87-year-old woman for whom she helped care in a Naperville assisted living facility.
Latesha G. Miller was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in DuPage County Circuit Court on a felony charge of aggravated identity theft, according to court records.
Miller, 36, of Chicago, is accused of embezzling thousands of dollars last summer from the woman, a resident of an assisted living center on North River Road on Naperville’s northwest side.
Naperville police Sgt. Lou Cammiso said the fraud occurred in August. “Miller was a temporary CNA caregiver that helped herself to the victim’s credit card and checkbook, and committed several frauds with each,” Cammiso said in an e-mail.
Officials of the victim’s bank “alerted the family (to) possible fraudulent use” of the credit card and checks, with family members, in turn, notifying police, Cammiso said.
Cammiso declined to identify the assisted living facility where the crimes allegedly occurred. He added while preliminary police reports did not indicate how much money Miller allegedly stole, “it is several thousand (dollars), but it would appear to be under $10,000.”
Police on Oct. 4 traveled to Cook County Jail in Chicago. They took Miller into custody there, processed her at the police station and then transported her to DuPage County Jail.
An examination of court records revealed Miller was arrested in December 2004 and charged with felony issuance or delivery of a forged document in Oak Brook. A judge later convicted Miller of that crime and placed her on two years of probation, ordered her to perform 114 hours of community service work and serve 15 days in the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program, or SWAP, records showed.