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Burnaby Caregiver Accused of Stealing $270,000 from Elderly Coquitlam Woman

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Sad news for a victim of elderly abuse who didn’t want to believe her long-time caregiver stole over a quarter of a million dollars.

A 49-year-old Burnaby caregiver will be facing criminal charges after allegedly withdrawing $270,000 from an elderly woman’s bank account.

In April, the 91-year-old woman realized the money was missing from her account—launching an investigation from the Coquitlam RCMP.

The RCMP were able to obtain surveillance footage from local ATM activity and the suspect was identified as the woman’s caregiver, Antonette Dizon.

Dizon worked for the elderly woman and her husband—caring for them over the past year. It is believed the funds were being withdrawn from her account over the course of a year.

“This was a person in a position of trust who saw an opportunity to benefit financially and took full advantage of the very people she was hired to care for,” said Cst. Jamie Phillipson. “This is a form of elder abuse, plain and simple.”

The RCMP is urging others to be safe and giving tips on how to look out for signs of elder financial abuse—which unfortunately is becoming a common occurrence.

To find out some of these tips and for more information, visit the website.

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