Lauderhill caregiver accused of exploiting elderly Fort Lauderdale woman

Caregiver Louise Simo was arrested
 and accused of stealing and pawning
… (Broward Sheriffs Office,…)

A Lauderhill woman was arrested Wednesday and accused of stealing and pawning up to $100,000 worth of jewelry and other valuables belonging to an elderly woman she was hired to care for, Fort Lauderdale Police said.

Louise Simo, 34, is charged with exploitation of the elderly, dealing in stolen property and false verification of ownership, arrest records show.

The elderly woman’s daughter noticed the jewelry was missing and filed a police report on July 3. Detectives checked a list of all the health care providers who had contact with the woman and Simo’s name popped up on the pawn shop database several times, the arrested report stated.

It showed Simo got $1,600 for a necklace on July 4, $800 for a bracelet on June 17, $345 for two more pieces of jewelry on May 24, and $590 for two pieces on May 20 that have been recovered, detectives said.

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Lauderhill caregiver accused of exploiting elderly Fort Lauderdale woman

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2 Responses to “Lauderhill caregiver accused of exploiting elderly Fort Lauderdale woman”

  1. Kelly Says:

    It's happening more and more. People have to be so careful of who they let in their homes.

  2. Thelma Says:

    How do you check references on caregivers?

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