FLORIDA — A Florida caregiver has been arrested and charged with exploiting a senior for several thousand dollars, Attorney General Ashley Moody recently announced.
Veronica Milbry, 31, was arrested by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office last month for allegedly exploiting a Florida senior for thousands of dollars, Moody said.
According to an investigation by Attorney General Moody’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Milbry accepted a position as a resident caregiver and, within three weeks, allegedly stole the banking information of an elderly resident.
Milbry proceeded to pilfer thousands of dollars from the resident, Moody said.
“After just three weeks of working at an assisted-living facility, the defendant took advantage of one of the first patients assigned to her—eventually stealing thousands from the Florida senior for her own personal gain,” Moody said.
“I am glad we were able to help stop this abuse, apprehend the suspect and prevent her from victimizing any other seniors.”
According to the investigation, Milbry admitted to recording a senior patient’s banking information covertly and without permission. She reportedly spent more than $5,000 paying insurance bills, storage units, and other personal expenses.
The exploitation of an elderly person is a third-degree felony.
The Office of the State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida will prosecute this case.