Friday, August 14, 2015

Pinay in Chicago charged for allegedly stealing from elderly cancer patient

A Filipina caregiver in Chicago was charged for allegedly stealing more than $6,000 from her

76-year-old patient over the course of several months, reports said.

report on My Suburban Life said Christine A. Ablaza, 49, currently in custody of the Cook County Department of Corrections, took $6,300 in eight separate withdrawals from the bank account of her patient, a woman diagnosed with cancer.

The woman and her 45-year-old son noticed the unauthorized withdrawals and filed a complaint with Riverside Police Department on May 18, a month after Ablaza quit to allegedly take care of a sick relative in the Philippines.

report on Sun Times Chicago said the story about a sick relative in the Philippines was false and that bank records, surveillance footage, and other evidence indicated that it was Ablaza who made the withdrawals over the course of several months.

An arrest warrant with a $100,000 cash bond was issued against the suspect.

Suburban Life reported that a lawyer representing the Filipino caregiver asked for the process for surrendering his client on July 28. Ablaza surrendered a week later on August 6. Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News
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