Caregiver accused of stealing money
A caregiver at a senior living community was detained after stealing money from a resident, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
India Maxey, 27, of Taylor Street, was charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
She was placed in the Aiken County detention center but had been released as of Monday afternoon.
The complainant told officers Maxey is a caregiver for the 89-year-old victim at Cumberland Village Senior Living Community, according to an incident report.
A spokeswoman for Cumberland Hills said on Monday that Maxey never worked for Cumberland Village but was an outside contractor who came in to work at the community.
The complainant told officers Maxey asked the victim to write her a check for $100 on May 25. Maxey allegedly changed the amount on the check from $100 to $200 and had her roommate forge the victim's signature without her permission.
The complainant told officers the victim reportedly had $300 stolen from her, police said.
She added that Maxey has been spending “a lot of time alone” with the victim and is believed to have stolen the cash.
Maxey was arrested on Saturday at her home.
Cops: Women argue over drugs, money
No charges were filed in an incident that resulted in a woman barricading herself in a home with a BB gun, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
Officers responded to a home on Archdale Drive at about 11 a.m. on Sunday, where they saw two women arguing in the front yard, according to a report.
One woman, who was armed with a Taser, was disarmed and taken into custody; however, the second woman entered the home and was believed to have a firearm.
The woman with the Taser told officers they had been arguing over drugs and money, police said.
Officers tried to make contact with the woman inside the home using the PA system on a patrol car and by knocking on a door.
Officers from several agencies, including a negotiating team, talked with the woman to get her to come out, the report stated.
She eventually exited the home and told officers the dispute with the other woman was over money. She accused the woman of using the Taser on her leg.
It was later determined the woman in the home had a BB pistol, police said.
Both women declined to press charges.