Trust broken: Home caregiver steals from elderly

Posted at 3:04 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 08:11:31-05

An in-home healthcare worker allegedly took advantage of her elderly clients robbing them of thousands of dollars in jewelry.

Angelica Lorena Corrales-Urbina, 34, is accused of stealing over $110,000 in jewelry from at least eight people she was in entrusted to care for, according to police records.

All of the victims were between the age of 75 and 98 years old, said police. Authorities worry there may be more victims, some who may not know that they have been robbed.

Scottsdale Police arrested Corrales-Urbina on March 3 in Surprise. She was reportedly on her way to California.

At the time of her arrest, police said she had a stolen ring worth $30,000 on her finger.

Corrales-Urbina reportedly told police that she began pawning the stolen items to help pay her bills. She also said that she has had trouble sleeping the last several months from guilty.

A looking at Corrales-Urbina records, according to police, showed that she had been pawning stolen items since 2013. All of the victims were between 75 and 98 years old.

She faces seven counts of trafficking stolen property.