Two women who were the caretaker of an elderly Fort Lauderdale woman drained her bank account out of $1 million and stole dozens of pieces of her jewelry after she died.
Angella Morrison, 54, and AnnaKay Johnson, 29, were arrested on charges of grand theft and exploitation of an elderly victim, according to Fort Lauderdale Police.
Morrison and Johnson were employed as a caretaker for the woman and were able to gain her trust while working for her. Fort Lauderdale police said the woman had been diagnosed with dementia in 2013 and completely depended on a caretaker. NBC Maimi reported.
But at the beginning of 2016, the women began to manipulate their position and started to receive large bonus checks from her, police said.
When the woman passed away in 2016, the caretakers deflated her account by making several withdrawals that amounted to more than $1 million. They also stole more than 50 pieces of the victim’s jewelry, which they pawned for cash, police said.
Morrison, of Fort Lauderdale, and Johnson, of Coral Springs, were arrested on March 7, 2018. Attorney information wasn’t available.
Fort Lauderdale Police are asking anyone who believes they may have been a victim of the suspects to call them at 954-828-5700.