London (December 2, 2020) – The London police arrested a wanted woman, Amanda Lee Rose Albert, posing as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) two weeks after issuing an arrest warrant against her for multiple fraud and theft charges. Albert is accused of stealing from seniors’ residences after wrangling into her victims’ homes. In 2016 and 2018, Albert faced similar charges and was convicted in January 2019.
The London police arrested Amanda Lee Rose Albert, who was wanted for multiple theft and fraud charges, on December 1. The woman is accused of posing as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) and stealing from seniors, according to a press release issued on December 2.
PSW fraud in London
Between June 1 and November 5 of this year, the London police received reports about a woman posing as a cleaner or PSW, who gained access to multiple seniors’ apartments in London. She is accused of stealing debit cards, credit cards, and cash from her victims.
Thereafter, the debit and credit cards were used at various locations. Investigators identified Albert in viewing video surveillance material for each incident and issued a warrant for her arrest on November 19 of this year.
It was not Albert’s first arrest regarding defrauding seniors in London using a PSW scheme. She faced similar charges in 2016 and 2018. In January 2019, the London woman was convicted of theft under $5,000, fraud over $5,000, and breach of probation.
Wanted woman arrested
On December 1, Albert was arrested in relation to her outstanding warrants. She remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in London court on December 3.
The 35-year-old has been charged with three counts of break and enter and theft, four counts of fraud under $5,000, four counts of possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime, four counts of use of credit card, theft under $5,000, breach of probation, and four counts of fail to comply with release order.
The London police reminded the public, especially seniors that ‘any person entering your home to provide a service or any kind of assistance should be asked to provide identification to confirm that they are entering your home for a legitimate purpose.’
The police asked anyone with information about these incidents to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent online anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.