Police: Bridgeport woman stole money from the disabled

Police say a Bridgeport woman stole money from the disabled in Norwalk and Fairfield to support her drug and alcohol habits.According to Michelle Cheverette's arrest-warrant

NORWALK - Police say a Bridgeport woman stole money from the disabled in Norwalk and Fairfield to support her drug and alcohol habits.

According to Michelle Cheverette's arrest-warrant statement, she said, "I saw an opportunity to take from clients and took advantage of it. I feel that a lack of supervision on the upper management's part is what enabled me to get away with this. I can not say for sure how much exactly I took."

News 12 Connecticut spoke with one of the alleged victims, who says she trusted Cheverette with her finances as part of the program offered at CLASP Homes Incorporated, a Westport-based organization that helps the disabled.

Police say the money has been returned to the victims, who say they're both angered and saddened about the situation.

Cheverette is due back in court on Dec. 7.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Karen Ivers took part in her last graduation 1 Bridgeport nursing director retiring after 35 years
Soto's family describes the 31-year-old as funny, helpful, 2 Family mourns death of Stamford man killed in crash
Bridgeport police say a woman is in critical 3 Police: Woman shot in the head in Bridgeport
4 Connecticut Sportscast, Jan. 20
Stamford police say one man is recovering after 5 Police: Man critical after Stamford store shooting

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE