STAMFORD — A woman hired to help an 81-year-old woman with advanced Alzheimer's was charged Tuesday with stealing more than $26,000, police said.
Philliann Barnett,36, of Bridgeport, stole the victim's identity after she was hired as a home healthcare aide, signing up for cards in her name, police said. Barnett also is accused of using the victim's credit card and withdrawing money from her account.
Barnett, who has several aliases including Nikki Daley, was also suspected of stealing jewelry, according to police. She is allegedly connected to cases in nearby towns.
Barnett's charges including first-degree larceny, second-degree larceny and first-degree identity...