A Chicago woman who was the paid caregiver for an elderly man in Buffalo Grove allegedly stole over $10,000 from him by committing forgery and money laundering, court documents show.
Dawn M. Wilson, 50, of the 6200 block of West School Street in Chicago, was charged with two counts of financial exploitation of an elderly person, two counts of theft, money laundering and forgery.
Wilson was the paid in-home caregiver of an elderly man who was over the age of 80, according to a criminal complaint filed in Lake County Circuit Court.
Wilson used her position of trust to obtain control over cash from the victim, the complaint said.
The woman allegedly committed the fraud by writing and signing checks from the victim’s checkbook and depositing them into her personal bank account.
The complaint said that the woman stole somewhere between $10,000 and $100,000 from the victim.
The Buffalo Grove Police Department investigated the incident and a judge approved an arrest warrant on May 17.
The judge who signed the warrant initially set Wilson’s bond at $150,000 but Lake County Judge Paul Novak reduced the woman’s bond to $75,000 during a bond hearing.
Wilson posted $7,500 cash and has since been released from the Lake County Jail.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 24.