Caregiver Charged with Fraudulent Use of Client Debit Card
Birmingham, AL 06/12/2018
A 24-year-old Birmingham woman has been charged with Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card after using a disabled woman’s debit card to make unauthorized withdrawals from her bank account.
On May 1, 2018 deputies were called to an assisted living facility in Center Point to investigate a report of theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. A staff member for the facility reported that one of their clients, a 37-year-old mentally disabled woman, had asked them to look over her bank account because something did not appear to be correct. In looking over the bank statement staff members noticed several suspicious withdrawals from the account.
When administrators spoke to the client’s caregiver, 24-year-old Sumaya Page, she admitted to making unauthorized withdrawals to make purchases for herself.
The case was turned over to Sheriff’s detectives who conducted an investigation and learned that Page had managed to take that nearly $900 from the victim.
On June 6, 2018 Sheriff’s Detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Sumaya Page with Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card.
Page was arrested on June 8. She was taken to the Jefferson County Jail where she posted $1,000 bond and was released pending court proceedings.