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Police: Health care aide stole financial information from disabled Bridgeport veteran

An in-home health care aide is accused of stealing credit card information from a disabled veteran in Bridgeport, police say.

News 12 Staff

Nov 18, 2020, 10:34 PM

Updated 1,312 days ago

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An in-home health care aide is accused of stealing credit card information from a disabled veteran in Bridgeport, police say.
Martin Goodrich, 58, is a disabled Air Force veteran originally from Jamaica and is currently waiting for a kidney transplant.
Police say the 23-year-old home health aide stole $820 from the grandfather while she was supposed to be caring for him.
According to police, the aide also tried to steal another $1,000 from Goodrich through fraudulent activity on Cash App by using the veteran's debit and credit card numbers stolen out of his wallet.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal says the health care aid was hired by the Veterans Affairs in West Haven, and it has since canceled its contract with the agency delivering the services.
Goodrich says as a former health care provider himself, he's horrified somebody would exploit him during his time of need.
The VA released a statement saying, "The home health aide in question worked for an agency that was contracted by the VA to provide home health services, and was not, herself, a VA employee."
Police say the case is under investigation, and they have not yet made an arrest.


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