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Caregiver accused of taking more than $100,000

Caregiver accused of taking more than $100,000

October 19th, 2013 in News

A Jefferson City woman has been charged with taking more than $100,000 from an elderly woman for whom she was supposed to be caring.

Tiffany Piper, 24, 1125 Madeline Place, is charged with financial exploitation of the elderly.

Court documents show Piper used her employer, Home Helpers, to gain access to the victim's home in Jefferson City.

Piper had access to all areas of the victim's home to provide care for the victim, who is 79 with early onset of dementia.

Between April 20 and May 20, Piper is believed to have stolen nearly $118,000 in jewelry from the victim.

More than $76,600 of that amount has been recovered at Piper's house and at two separate pawn shops.

Piper received more than $3,700 from the pawn shops where she sold the victim's jewelry.

This is the second time Piper committed this crime. The victim in the first crime was not the same as the second victim.