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Police: Home health aide stole checks from dependent woman

KINGSTON — A Hanover Township lady was arraigned Friday on allegations she stole and deposited six checks totaling $8,000 from a 95-year-aged dependent girl she was tasked with delivering dwelling overall health companies.

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

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

Police allege Lovell, even though employed at a dwelling health and fitness company, stole the checks when traveling to Kocian at a Tunkhannock home from July 13 to Aug. 17, 2021, when she terminated her employment with the health agency.

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

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

Police in court docket data say Kocian deposited a single $4,000 test, three $1,000 checks and two $500 checks from Aug. 12 to Sept. 9, and tried to deposit a $90,000 check out on Sept. 29.

Lovell was arraigned by District Judge James Haggerty of Kingston on expenses of forgery, theft, monetary exploitation of an older grownup or dependent individual and undesirable checks. She was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.