N.C. caretaker gets prison for embezzling $330K from man in her care

North Carolina

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for embezzling more than $330,000 from a man in her care.

News outlets report 52-year-old Teresa Denise Schneider also was sentenced Thursday to five years’ supervised release and ordered to return the stolen cash.

Court records say Schneider cared for a retired doctor from 2010 until his natural death in 2013. It says the man’s family became concerned about Schneider’s hand in the man’s finances during that time and ordered her to provide copies of his bank and credit card statements.

It says they later discovered that Schneider altered the statements to hide cash transfers to herself. It says she used the money for purchases including college tuition and travel. She pleaded to bank and mail fraud.

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