A home health care provider who worked for an agency is facing charges that she stole from two separate clients. Simranjeet Kaur faces charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition and two counts of receiving stolen property.
The case involves alleged cash and jewelry that the defendant stole from her clients. The victims in this case were residents of an independent living facility in East Goshen. According to the authorities, these alleged crimes took place last month and investigators had been looking into the reports and a warrant was issued on August 16. Kaur apparently also allegedly stole from another client in a different location, but it wasn’t made clear whether the two cases had been tied together during the investigation or if there had been two separate incident reports.
Law enforcement authorities also stated that Ms. Kaur could be facing more charges depending on the ongoing investigation. It was stated in the arrest report that Ms. Kaur had taken some of the stolen items and pawned them at Gold Buyers in Exton, and that her boyfriend was also present at the time, though it wasn’t clear whether he knew where she had obtained the jewelry to pawn.
The Mercury News reported in their article, Home health care aide charged with stealing from clients, written by Michael P. Rellahan:
“A similar theft report had been filed with the Uwchlan Police Department on June 21, involving more than $11,000 in jewelry from a woman who lives in the 800 block of Robert Dean Drive there.
WEGO and Uwchlan police worked on this investigation together and then charges for both incidents were filed. The home health care company cooperated with police and provided assistance during the investigation, in which Kaur told Large during an interview that she had stolen the items from the residential facility and traded them for cash at Gold Buyers.”
The judge in the preliminary portion of this case set bail as unsecured in the amount of $10,000 and there would be a hearing scheduled soon. There was no word on whether the agency Ms. Kaur worked for had conducted a background screening check on her or whether they had been made aware of any potential impropriety on Ms. Kaur’s behalf before investigators were contacted.
There was also no word on whether Ms. Kaur had been working with other clients or if there could be any other potential victims.
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