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.