For Immediate Release
Sunday, November 04, 2018
Incident: Home Health Aide Arrested for Stealing Checks from Patient
Location: Sixth Precinct, 400 Route 25, Selden
Date/Time: Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 3:05 p.m.

Suffolk County Police have arrested a home health aide who stole checks from an elderly patient in Port Jefferson Station in September.


Shaquashia O’Brien was working as a home health aide for Integrity Home Care when she stole blank checks from an elderly patient at his residence in Port Jefferson Station on September 10. O’Brien attempted to cash the checks at Capital One Bank, located at 116 East Main St., Patchogue, on September 11 but representatives from the bank declined the transaction and notified the victim.


Following an investigation by Sixth Precinct Crime Section Police Officer Michael Sozio, O’Brien, 23, of 340 Lockwood Drive, Shirley, was arrested on November 3. She was charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 3rd Degree and Petit Larceny. O’Brien is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 15, 2019.


Anyone who believes they may be a victim of this crime is asked to call the Sixth Precinct Crime Section at 631-854-8626.



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Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 18-647446
Suffolk County Police Department

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