Suffolk home healthcare worker accused of fraud

Lynette Riddick

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A woman hired to care for an elderly patient has been arrested after she allegedly stole from one of her patients.

Suffolk Police investigators say 31-year-old Lynette Maria Riddick, who works for Serenity Home Health Care, Inc., made a purchase at the Dollar Deals on N. Main Street using the bank check card of one of her patients, without her permission on Dec. 16.

And that was just the beginning. Over the next five days, police say, Riddick is suspected of making at least 28 other unauthorized purchases.

Riddick turned herself in at Suffolk police headquarters.

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