Home Health Aide Accused Of ID Theft On L.I.

LIDO BEACH, NY (WCBS 880) – Police say 26-year-old Cheryl Plummer of Jamaica, Queens was hired as a home health aide for a 94-year-old man on Long Island.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

But, authorities say, as she was in the victim’s Lido Beach home, she stole his Social Security number and debit card information.

Plummer is accused of then using that information to pay her bills, including a number of New York City parking tickets.

Plummer turned herself into police after another home care attendent discovered the thefts.

  • v

    To McGruff:

    Your comment reveals your extreme ignorance and lack of empathy. A 94 year old man needing a home health aide was grossly taken advantage of, and he’s the victim of a crime. I wonder what made you such a insensitive heartless person? I hope that you’re fortunate enough to also live to long life…and hopefully your mind and body will be impervious to disease and dementia. And hopefully you will have all your family members around you 24/7 so that when you reach the age of 94 years, you never have to have a home aide in your home stealing from you and making you a victim of identity theft.

  • ID Theft

    Id entity theft has become a major, major problem! And living without protection is like living in a crime infested neighborhood and not having rotection on your home. You would probably at least have a really good guard dog and a fence right? Well, not protecting your identity today is the equivalent of living in that neighborhood and refusing to even lock your door. It’s so sad that it’s come to this, but there are always tradeoffs in life. Because we want better medical coverage and a nicer car we pay more to protect and insure them. Likewise, with something as amazing as the World Wide Web there come tradeoffs also. One tradeoff for us having access to almost everything is that others have access to almost everything about us, our information. And that includes our personal information like social security numbers, banking information and even your medical and criminal history. Luckily there is a fairly easy and affordable fix to this problem. It’s called identity theft protection. And the most obvious choice is identity theft shield. This top level protection is provided by a thirty year old company that has an unbeatable track record.And best of all it’s the most affordable. Right now you can lock your family into a special. If you protect yourself for only $12.95 they will protected your spouse for free. And children are only one extra dollar. To make this long comment even longer, that’s total family protection for as little as $13.95. And then you’ll have the meanest guard dog on the block watching over the most valuable thing you own – your family’s finances and their good names. Why don’t you take a look at http://www.pplnational.com/

  • McGruff

    Crime of opportunity. It’s the responsibility of the disabled’s family to secure valuables before allowing a stranger in unattended.

  • eddie


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