Woman arrested after forging elderly patient's checks - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Woman arrested after forging elderly patient's checks

Joyce Hall, 50, of Baton Rouge, was arrested after allegedly forging checks from an elderly man who hired her to be his caretaker. SOURCE: EBRSO Joyce Hall, 50, of Baton Rouge, was arrested after allegedly forging checks from an elderly man who hired her to be his caretaker. SOURCE: EBRSO
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A Baton Rouge woman was been arrested after authorities say she stole from an elderly man who hired her to take care of him.

On Wednesday, November 29, deputies with the East Baton Roue Parish Sheriff's Officer received a complaint from a man who says his elder father was stolen from.

The man said his father, who is in his 70s, recently hired Joyce Hall, 50, of Baton Rouge, to be a live-in caretaker for him, which he paid her $400 a week for her services.

Hall was allegedly issuing herself additional checks without permission from the elderly man. She allegedly wrote $4,050 in additional checks to herself.

The elderly man's son noticed something was wrong when he realized Hall was allegedly issued multiple checks in the same week.

He provided deputies with ten checks, which he says his father did not issue. He also included a legitimate check so authorities could compare signatures, to which authorities say there are obvious differences in signatures.

On Friday, December 2, Hall was arrested and charged with ten counts of forgery, along with theft of the assets of a person who is aged or person with disability by stealing and forging checks belonging to an elderly victim, causing said victim to sustain monetary loss.

Copyright 2016 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Judge accused of abusing, berating defendants

    Judge accused of abusing, berating defendants

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:20 AM EDT2018-04-21 11:20:28 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:30 AM EDT2018-04-21 11:30:55 GMT
    Judge Merrilee Ehrlich has stepped down after being accused of berating defendants. (Source: WSVN/CNN)Judge Merrilee Ehrlich has stepped down after being accused of berating defendants. (Source: WSVN/CNN)

    A judge accused of "aggressive and tyrannical" behavior has stepped down from the bench.

    More >>

    A judge accused of "aggressive and tyrannical" behavior has stepped down from the bench.

    More >>
  • Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson delights high school girl with prom surprise

    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson delights high school girl with prom surprise

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:35:23 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:35:23 GMT
    Katie Kelzenberg invited the Hollywood star to her prom next month. (Source: Vianney Le Caer/AP)Katie Kelzenberg invited the Hollywood star to her prom next month. (Source: Vianney Le Caer/AP)

    Katie Kelzenberg invited the Hollywood star to her prom next month.

    More >>

    Katie Kelzenberg invited the Hollywood star to her prom next month.

    More >>
  • Graphic: 7 arrested after fights break out at high school

    Graphic: 7 arrested after fights break out at high school

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:20 AM EDT2018-04-21 11:20:51 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:44 AM EDT2018-04-21 11:44:31 GMT
    Cell phone video appears to show a student being beaten by classmates. A bystander yells "You're getting killed." (Source: KERO/CNN)Cell phone video appears to show a student being beaten by classmates. A bystander yells "You're getting killed." (Source: KERO/CNN)

    Cell phone video appears to show a student being beaten by classmates. A bystander yells "You're getting killed."

    More >>

    Cell phone video appears to show a student being beaten by classmates. A bystander yells "You're getting killed."

    More >>
Powered by Frankly