Home health aid charged with bilking elderly couple out of $32,500

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PORT LEYDEN — A home health aid worker in Lewis County is accused of stealing more than $32,000 from people she was entrusted to help.

Sheriff’s deputies said Stacey Dixon, 35, of Port Leyden, was an aid worker for an elderly couple and she stole $32,500 from the couple over the course of roughly eight months in 2020. Deputies said Dixon spent $17,700 on the couple’s credit card and cashed $14,800 in checks from their bank account.

Dixon was taken into custody on Wednesday on 16 counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument and three counts of third-degree grand larceny, both felonies, authorities said. She was arraigned in court and was released on her own recognizance.

She is scheduled to reappear in court.

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