Police: Employee stole from elderly resident at assisted living facility

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A medical technician at an assisted living facility in North Charleston is facing charges after police say she took checks and the debit card number of an elderly resident.

Kaneka Williams, 35, has been charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult after North Charleston police say she used the victim's card number to pay her electric and cable bill. Police say she made the checks out to herself and cashed them.

According to investigators, the victim is a 76-year-old woman living at The Bridge at Charleston, an assisted living facility. Williams allegedly stole the items between Nov. 1 and Dec. 27.

"Well of course I was livid," said Richard Dean, the son of the 76-year-old victim. "First of all, somebody would do this to an elderly person, and second off all, that a facility would not  more safeguards on things to where that they couldn't keep the residents safe."

Williams worked as a medical technician and was allowed to give medication to residents and record vital signs. It is unknown at this time if she is still employed at the assisted living facility.

Police say the total amount stolen was more than $2,200. According to authorities, Williams confessed. She is free on bond.

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