Caregiver accused of stealing credit card of patient - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Caregiver accused of stealing credit card of patient

Posted: Updated:
Joaneitha Smith (Source: LMDC) Joaneitha Smith (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The caregiver of an 89-year-old woman has been arrested on charges that she made unauthorized purchases with the woman's credit card.

Joaneitha Smith, 33, was picked up March 6 after a warrant was issued for her arrest.

Louisville Metro Police said Smith made a total of 60 purchases totaling $3,314.72 between July 11 and 17, 2013. Video surveillance shows her buying items at Family Dollar, Auto Zone and Walgreen's. Police said Smith even purchased a cell phone from T-Mobile on her existing account and used the woman's card to pay for it.

Smith is charged with fraudulent use of a credit card and knowingly exploiting an adult.

Copyright 2014 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved.