A woman from Brick Township's Herbertsville section who worked as a home health aide is charged with taking prescription drugs from one of her clients.
Elizabeth Antonacci, 54, of Marina Lane, is accused of taking the drugs, following an investigation stemming from a complaint lodged with Brick police Nov. 19.
At that time, a resident notified police that she believed one of her home health aides was taking her prescription medications, said Brick Police Sgt. Keith Reinhard.
The November incident was her second report to police; one was made the previous month, Reinhard said. The victim also reported the incident to Meridian At Home, who is the employer of the home health aides.
Detective Robert Shepherd investigated and was able to positively identify the home health aide responsible for the theft of the victim’s prescription medication, said Reinhard.
Antonacci was ultimately charged with theft of prescription legend drugs. She posted $5,000 bail and was released.