Caregiver accused of stealing disabled woman's ID
BATON ROUGE- Police said a caregiver stole the identity of a disabled Baton Rouge woman to get a cell phone.
BRPD said the victim told police about what happened in January after a bill collector informed her about a $1,042 overdue wireless bill. Once the victim told the bill collector that she did not apply for wireless service, they told the victim that her social security number was used to open the account.
According to police the victim, who is in a wheelchair due to multiple sclerosis, picked 44-year-old Terry Marks Rodney out of a photo lineup during an investigation in September. The wireless company also identified Rodney as the person who opened the account.
Detectives said that the victim also said Rodney is her former caregiver.
Officers arrested and booked Rodney into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Tuesday on one count of identity theft and one count of exploitation of the infirmed.