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BRIEF: Home health care aide accused of stealing from woman with Alzheimer's, man with Down syndrome

News-Journal - 10/26/2018

Oct. 26--DAYTONA BEACH -- A woman has been jailed on accusations of stealing more than $47,000 from a woman with Alzheimer's disease and another $600 from an 85-year-old woman and her special-needs son.

The Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety announced Thursday it had issued a warrant for the arrest of 52-year-old Christine Goeke. Officials there said she stole a total of $47,131 from a woman stricken with Alzheimer's and dementia.

Goeke was employed as a private home health care aide, authorities said.

Daytona Beach police also investigated Goeke on suspicion of stealing $600 from an 85-year-old woman and her 56-year-old son. The latter has Down syndrome, police said. In that case, she was charged with forgery and grand theft.

Goeke, authorities said, had been working as a privately contracted home health care aide throughout Volusia County. Anyone who may have been victimized by her is encouraged to contact police.

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