December 7, 2022

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Police: Home health aide stole checks from dependent woman

KINGSTON — A Hanover Township girl was arraigned Friday on allegations she stole and deposited 6 checks totaling $8,000 from a 95-yr-outdated dependent lady she was tasked with supplying residence overall health companies.

Law enforcement billed Anayia Annelia Lovell, 21, of Lee Park Avenue, with depositing the 6 checks and tried to deposit a seventh look at in the volume of $90,000, which was declined, into her individual financial institution account from Emily Kocian, in accordance to court documents.

Kocian died Jan. 25 at an assisted residing facility in Wilkes-Barre Township, in accordance to her obituary.

Police allege Lovell, even though employed at a dwelling wellbeing agency, stole the checks although viewing Kocian at a Tunkhannock residence from July 13 to Aug. 17, 2021, when she terminated her employment with the well being agency.

Kocian claimed the alleged theft and forgery to Wilkes-Barre Township police who transferred the investigation to Kingston law enforcement in November.

When the stolen income have been allegedly deposited by Lovell, Kocian was a patient at an assisted residing facility in Kingston.

Law enforcement in court docket information say Kocian deposited one particular $4,000 test, 3 $1,000 checks and two $500 checks from Aug. 12 to Sept. 9, and attempted to deposit a $90,000 test on Sept. 29.

Lovell was arraigned by District Decide James Haggerty of Kingston on costs of forgery, theft, economical exploitation of an older grownup or dependent person and poor checks. She was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for deficiency of $10,000 bail.