A young Kenner woman was arrested at police headquarters on Monday on an accusation that she stole thousands of dollars from a 90-year-old man with dementia who was in her care.
Kenner Police allege that 20-year-old Kurshelle Malveo, of the 300 block of Clemson Place, was assigned to care for the victim in the Nouveau Marc independent living community, at 1101 Sunset Boulevard. Malveo worked for a contractor called Nola Care, police said, not the retirement home itself.
While going through her father’s bills, the victim’s daughter noticed “a series of unusual withdrawals” from ATMs around New Orleans, according to police. The victim reported the withdrawals to Capital One, and an investigator then determined that $5,255 had been stolen from the man’s bank account.
The total amount of all the completed transactions, as well as the attempts at withdrawals, stood at $26,000, police said.
Malveo reportedly admitted to conducting some of the transactions to police. Authorities also said that she was captured on video withdrawing the money in at least one instance.
Malveo was booked on counts of theft of $1,500 or more, ID theft, and attempted theft of assets of $500 or more. She made a $15,000 bond on Wednesday, court records show.
Brian Shaw, a spokesman for the company that owns Nouveau Marc, said that all caregiving at the facility is independently contracted by individual residents. Malveo has been banned from the property, he said.
Malveo declined to comment. A Nola Care employee who declined to give her name said Malveo was no longer working with the company and that the business had nothing to do with the incident. She declined further comment.