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Nurse Charged With Stealing $682,000 From Elderly Patient

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MEDFORD, N.J. (CBS) – Police in Medford Township have arrested a registered nurse on charges of theft by deception following a year long investigation.

An investigation of missing money began when family members of an elderly Medford resident discovered money missing from the victim’s accounts. victim Nurse Charged With Stealing $682,000 From Elderly Patient

Detectives determined that Mariejo J. Cherestal, a nurse working for the 85-years-old Claude Levesque (right), had stolen about $682,000 over a 1-year period by writing herself fraudulent checks from Leveqsue’s accounts.

“She took advantage of me,” said Levesque. “She had my pin number, which she says I gave her. I blame myself too.”

Cherestal, 45, of Medford was arrested without incident at her home.

Cherestal was committed to the Burlington County Women’s Correctional facility after failing to post $100,000.00 bail.

Consumers who wish to file a complaint in connection with this action can contact the Division of Consumer Affairs at 856-482-4360.

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