Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Personal Care Aide Charged for Stealing Medication from Elderly Man

A woman was charged Wednesday after police say they learned she was stealing medication from a man she was taking care of.

According to Rush Township Police Chief Kenneth Zipovsky, it is alleged that Katherine White, 45, of Summit Hill, had stolen medication and violated a duty of care of a 76 year-old care-dependent male that she was paid to provide services for as a personal care aide.

The incident occurred at the victim’s residence at Cumberland Avenue in the Hometown section of Rush Township over a period of approximately 10 days in March.

White has been charged on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 with Neglect of Care, Theft by Unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

A preliminary hearing will be scheduled at a later date by Magisterial District Judge Stephen Bayer’s office in Tamaqua, PA. Charges were filed by Chief Kenneth Zipovsky.

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