Caregiver Stole From 85 Year-Old Woman, JCSO Says

CLAYTON – A home health care worker has been arrested on felony charges.  The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office has charged 53 year-old Jody Kemp of Raleigh with larceny of chose in action and uttering a forged check.

On October 15th, deputies received a report Kemp, who was entrusted to care for the elderly 85 year-old victim, stole and cashed $1,445 in checks belonging to the victim.   Kemp had reportedly been the caregiver for the bedridden woman since late-August.

Kemp was arrested Monday and confined in the Johnston County Jail on a $40,000 secured bond.