Brick Police Charge Home Health Aid With Stealing $19K From Senior

Suspect was arrested trying to cash checks in Lakewood

Sheila McFadden (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Sheila McFadden (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Brick police have charged an Asbury Park woman with stealing approximately $19,000 from a patient's bank account.

Sheila McFadden, 46, of the Lincoln Village Apartments, is facing charges that she took the money from an elderly Brick resident's bank account by stealing the resident's checks, according to Sgt. Henry Drew.

McFadden, who was working as a home health aide at All Heart Home Care of Manasquan, was arrested by Lakewood Township police while attempting to cash one of the stolen checks in their jurisdiction, according to Drew. At that time, McFadden was charged with forgery and receiving stolen property and taken the county jail.

After an investigation by Detective Michael Bevacqua of the Brick police department, McFadden was charged with theft and served with a criminal complaint at the jail, Drew said.

The investigation, Drew said, is continuing and anyone who believes that they may have information is asked to contact Bevacqua at 732-262-4612.

Chuck Cumella February 03, 2014 at 05:30 PM
lazereye February 03, 2014 at 06:28 PM
chuck you couldn't put it any better than that!
Pati February 03, 2014 at 07:01 PM
This is why " I " will take care of my parents if anything were to happen... Shady B*tch !
Vic Rattlehead February 03, 2014 at 11:56 PM
none of yobusiness February 04, 2014 at 06:35 AM
What do you expect from her she lives in the projects in Asbury Park.
Paul Zaimes February 04, 2014 at 07:02 AM
Do not leave check books accessible to aids or help; they take blank checks and cash them at a later date, without consequence. The banks don't pursue anything under $1000 because insurance covers the loss... A widespread ugly situation. Do not trust the good will of the individual, based on the service they provide - they will steal, question is who and when. Be safe.
disgusted homeowner February 04, 2014 at 07:21 AM
Look at this "gem" She looks like she just woke up when they snapped her mug shot. She just needed a little extra $$$$ and probably thought no one in the family would notice the checks missing. Well i guess she figured wrong....................
john February 04, 2014 at 08:22 AM
TuesdaySunshine February 04, 2014 at 08:52 AM
What a winner
DennyD February 04, 2014 at 09:18 AM
Eternal February 04, 2014 at 11:22 AM
To mistreat an elder like that is past wrong. May Karma kick her in the ass so hard that her ancestors will feel it. (And no bigoted remarks. )
disgusted homeowner February 04, 2014 at 02:59 PM
Isn't she a real "cutie" ??? And i'll bet she thought she was a real "shrewd" operator. The company was ready to vote her in as "employee of the month" too ....................
Ken February 04, 2014 at 08:39 PM
Another Obama voter, just following his lead
disgusted homeowner February 04, 2014 at 08:44 PM
This CUTIE was on news12 tonite between 7:30 and 8pm. I almost fell off the couch laughing when they read the article and showed the mugshot. Now she's really made the bigtime. Her family even said they weren't going to invite her to any more reunions.........
Murphy's Law February 05, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Vic Rattlehead.... Alleged??? She was caught at the bank. WOW you must have been a friend of hers. They will now go back the whole time she worked for that person and see what checks were cashed and any cases she was ever on. This is elderly abuse also. Some of the comments are right on. When you have a HHA come in to your home, you can also ask your local PD to do a "family" back ground check. Most will, after they put you threw to a detective. I hope she gets one year for every dollar. What comes around goes around!
Karen Meyer March 03, 2014 at 03:23 PM
I Guess you get what you pay for!


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