GREENFIELD, Ind. -- Officers with the Greenfield Police Department have arrested a 24-year-old woman following an investigation into fraud and forgery.
Authorities say Dominique D. Johns was a former employee of a home health care company who had worked in the homes of the reported victims.
The investigation into Johns began in early November when the victims’ families told police checks had been stolen and cashed on the accounts of elderly family members. The authorizing signatures on those stolen checks were reported to not be that of the elderly family member or person with Power of Attorney.
In mid-November, a fourth family reported a similar theft and forgery of an elderly family members checks.
On November 30th, Greenfield Banking Company contacted police reporting that a person was attempting to cash a check on the account belonging to the fourth victim.
Officers arrived and identified the person who had presented the check belonging to the fourth victim as Johns. She was arrested and transported to the Greenfield Police Department and Hancock County Jail.
Preliminary charges include forgery and fraud on a financial institution.