Caretaker accused of opening credit cards in 89-year-old woman’s name

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Dare County, NC – A 48-year-old woman has been charged after Dare County officials say she opened accounts in an elderly woman’s name.

They say Amy Higgins was the caretaker for an 89-year-old woman, and she opened credit accounts in the woman’s name and used the cards at businesses on the Outer Banks.

Officials received a complaint about the incident on May 6th. On May 13th, Higgins was charged with financial fraud and unlawfully obtain a credit card.

She was released on $5,000 bond.

1 Comment

  • Carmen

    Hope she didn’t post bail with someone else’s credit card. So sad that you can’t trust someone you hire to care for you.

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