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Hayes caregiver pleads guilty to fraud

A Hayes woman pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Monday to charges of fraud and identity theft in connection with stealing nearly $100,000 from a Gloucester woman. 

According to court documents, in early 2015, Amy Denton, 43, began performing personal care services for the victim, who required assistance due to certain medical issues and limitations.

The victim, a recipient of Social Security Disability income and other public assistance, resided in an apartment with her teenaged son, who suffered from disabilities. Denton assisted the woman with running errands, certain household duties and taking her to appointments.

In January 2015, the victim’s mother passed away, leaving behind insurance to the victim, notice of which was sent to a post office box to which Denton had access.

In May 2015, Denton caused the victim to complete a power of attorney form that gave Denton access and control over the victim’s finances, and eventually forged forms on the victim&r...

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