Home health aide arrested for stealing from Port Jeff Station patient

Home health aide arrested for stealing from Port Jeff Station patient

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Suffolk County Police have arrested a home health aide who allegedly stole checks from an elderly patient in Port Jefferson Station in September.

Shaquashia O’Brien. Photo from Suffolk County Police Department

Shaquashia O’Brien was working as a home health aide for Sayville-based Integrity Home Care when she allegedly stole blank checks from an elderly patient at his residence in Port Jefferson Station Sept. 10, according to police. O’Brien attempted to cash the checks at Capital One’s East Main St. branch in Patchogue Sept. 11. Representatives from the bank declined the transaction and notified the victim.

Following an investigation by the 6th Precinct Crime Section, O’Brien, 23, of Shirley, was arrested Nov. 3. She was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and petit larceny. O’Brien is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip Jan. 15, 2019.

Anyone who believes they may be a victim of this crime is asked to call the 6th Precinct Crime Section at 631-854-8626.

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