Kenner caregiver accused of stealing from 90-year-old man with dementia _lowres


Police: Caregiver stole from 90-year-old

A Kenner woman was arrested this week and accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a 90-year-old man with dementia who was in her care.

Kenner police said Kurshelle Malveo, 20, was assigned to care for the man at the Nouveau Marc independent living community. 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. She reported the withdrawals to Capital One, and an investigator determined that $5,255 had been taken from the man’s bank account.

Police said Malveo admitted to some of the transactions.

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.

A Nola Care employee who declined to give her name said Malveo was no longer working with the company and that it had nothing to do with the incident.

Mooyah restaurant at Riverwalk robbed

An armed man robbed the Mooyah restaurant in the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk mall’s food court Thursday night, entering through a back door and demanding money, New Orleans police said. He got away with more than $200 from the register.

Police described the robber as a black male, 5-feet-11 inches to 6 feet tall, with a thin build and a medium complexion, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a black T-shirt and a dark bandana over his face. He entered the restaurant just after 8 p.m.

Man sought in Bourbon St. shooting

New Orleans police are seeking Terry Tyrone Mack, 22, who they said may have critical information about the slaying of Brandon Robinson, 26, on Nov. 28 in the 300 block of Bourbon Street.

Robinson was shot in the abdomen about 1:30 a.m. He died later at a hospital.

Police said Mack is not a suspect at this time but detectives would like to speak to him about the case.

Mack is also known to frequent the Baton Rouge area.

Anyone knowing his whereabouts is asked to contact Homicide Detective Drew Deacon at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Marrero man missing since Dec. 16 sought

An SUV belonging to a missing Marrero man was found in New Orleans East the day after Christmas, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies said they need the public’s help in finding Dieumafaite Nicolas, 56, who was last seen by his wife on the morning of Dec. 16.

Idomene Nicolas said her husband left their home to drop off their grandson and then called to say he was on his way home. But he never returned, the woman said, so she called the Sheriff’s Office.

A lengthy search has yielded no sign of Nicolas. But his vehicle, a blue, four-door 2005 Toyota Highlander, was found in the 14000 block of Michoud Boulevard in New Orleans East on Dec. 26.

Anyone with information on the missing man’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective Brian Johnson at (504) 364-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Teen had marijuana at Slidell junior high

A 14-year-old student at Boyet Junior High School near Slidell who was caught with a small amount of marijuana in his backpack Thursday was issued a summons for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession in a drug-free zone, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

The principal of the school called the Sheriff’s Office after the marijuana was discovered. The student was released to the custody of his mother.

Man robbed at gunpoint in Marrero

A man was robbed at gunpoint near the West Bank Expressway and Ames Boulevard about 9 p.m. Thursday, Jefferson Parish deputies said. He was not injured.

Man shot early Friday morning in Metairie

A man was shot near Veterans and Power boulevards in Metairie early Friday, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office reported. The shooting was reported about 5 a.m.

The man’s wounds were not life-threatening.