Caretaker accused of stealing from Lexington couple

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Lexington woman is in jail, accused of stealing from an elderly couple she was supposed to be caring for.

The couple, in their seventies, require assistance with daily activities. According to an arrest citation, Kathleen Howard admitted she took the victims' checks and forged them. Police say she forged 29 checks worth about $4,000. Howard is charged with knowingly exploiting and adult and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

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