PD: Home Care Worker Used Patient's Debit Card to Pay Car Loan
Suspect, 30, allegedly used the debit card while taking care of the victim inside her apartment after she was released from the hospital.
A 30-year-old home care worker is accused of stealing nearly $500 from a patient so he could make a car payment on his own vehicle.
Jimmy D. Davis Jr., of Milwaukee, was charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court on Tuesday with one count of theft. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Dec. 17, 2011, the victim was released from the hospital and picked up by Davis, who was an employee of Home Instead Care. He then took her to her apartment in the 300 block of West Walters Street, Port Washington, where he stayed with her for several hours that day and the next.
Twice during the two days, Davis left the victim alone for some time so he could use the computer in the lobby of the apartment building.
On Dec. 29, the victim was checking her bank account online when she discovered a $483 debit had been made to her account to Santander Consumer USA.
She contacted the company and it was determined the charge was fraudulent. Port Washington police officers obtained records from Santander, which showed the payment was made on a car loan issued to Davis and another woman.
Davis will make his initial appearance in court Dec. 18.