Caregiver at Center Point assisted living facility charged with fraudulent credit card use
From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
CENTER POINT — A woman from Birmingham has been arrested for allegedly using a disabled woman’s credit card for unauthorized withdrawals, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
On May 1, Deputies were called to an assisted living facility in Center Point where a staff member made a report of theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. They learned that a 37-year-old mentally disabled woman, who is a client at the facility, told staff members that she noticed something was wrong with her bank account.
After looking at their client’s bank statement, staff members found that there were suspicious withdrawals that had been made.
Administrators spoke to the client’s caregiver, Sumaya Page, 24, who told them that she had made unauthorized withdrawals with the client’s credit card. The case was then turned over to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Page is alleged to have taken almost $900 from the client’s bank account. On June 6, detectives from the sheriff’s office obtained a warrant charging Page with fraudulent use of a credit/debit card.
Page was arrested on June 8 and was taken to the Jefferson County Jail. She posted a $1,000 bond and was released pending court proceedings.