Caretaker charged with stealing over $1,200 from blind man

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman was arrested after Memphis police say she stole money from a blind man she was supposed to be taking care of.

Police responded to the 3200 block of Woodhollow Drive Sept. 8, where a 59-year-old man told them he had noticed some unauthorized transactions on his account at Orion bank, according to an affidavit.

The withdrawals took place from Aug. 31 to Sept. 5.

The victim told police someone used his account to make purchases at a Discount Wig store, Rainbow, and Apple.com.

Records show the charges totaled over $1,200.

The victim, who is blind, told police he had a caretaker assigned to him for help with daily activities.

He said he never knew his debit card had been taken from the home because he couldn’t see, according to the affidavit.

On Sept. 15, police spoke with a fraud investigator at Orion bank who said the transactions were made locally at different locations in Memphis.

Two days later, police reviews surveillance from Discount Wigs on American Way and saw an unknown woman making purchases with the victim’s debit card, records show.

Police then met with the staffing manager at the home health agency, My Faith Inc., to review the footage.

Jasmine Thomas was identified as the suspect, according to the affidavit.

Thomas worked as an employee of the home health agency and was assigned to care for Jones.

Thomas is facing multiple charges, including exploiting an elderly/vulnerable person and identity theft.