SF caregiver robs double amputee

She was a really care “taker.”

A Daly City bank manager is being heralded by police for turning in a heartless caregiver earlier this month who was allegedly stealing money from a client, a double amputee who uses a motorized wheelchair.

About 1 p.m. May 1, police said, officers responded to the Wells Fargo Bank inside of the Safeway at the Westlake Shopping Center on the fraud report.

The bank manager said she noticed unusual financial transactions on the female victim’s account. She went over those transactions with the victim, which allegedly revealed the suspect, a 44-year-old licensed caregiver from San Francisco, had been taking money out using the victim’s ATM card, police said.

The suspect, whose identity was not immediately available, had been going to the victim’s house three times a day since February of last year and withdrew an untold amount of money without the victim’s approval, according to police.

Detectives booked the suspect into San Mateo County Jail on multiple charges including elder abuse, fraudulent use of an access card, identity theft, second degree burglary, first degree burglary and grand theft.

“Kudos to the sharp bank manager who took the time to go through the transactions with the victim and obtain photographs of the person who conducted each transaction,” police said.

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