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Elder care worker accused of stealing from elderly residents

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Buffalo woman has been accused of financially exploiting three senior citizen residents of an independent living facility while she worked there. 

Rhonda Henderson, 47, of Buffalo, is charged with one count of first degree scheme to defraud, one count of first degree identity theft, three counts of third degree grand larceny, and two counts of fourth degree grand larceny. 

According to the Erie County DA's Office, between Nov. 2014 and Aug. 2017, Henderson exploited the residents who were all over 90 years old at the time while she was the Senior Service Coordinator at St. John Tower on Michigan Avenue. 

Henderson is accused of using multiple types of theft to steal from the three victims including check diversions, using two of the victims' debit cards, and misappropriating one of the victims' Preneed Funeral Trust account after she passed away. 

Henderson is due back in court on Jan. 7. 

If convicted, she faces up to seven years in prison. 


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