SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA)- An employee of an Upstate home care company was arrested after deputies say she admitted to stealing checks from a client.
The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office says she then forged the checks to deposit money into her own bank account.
According to the incident report, 22-year-old Allison Painter is an employee at Helping Hands Home Care on Boiling Springs Rd. in Spartanburg County.
The president of the company told deputies that Painter confessed to stealing three checks from one of her clients and then deposited them into a Wells Fargo ATM.
Deputies say when they asked Painter about it, she admitted to stealing the checks. She told them she made out one for $300 and the other two for $200 each.
Deputies obtained copies of the checks from the victim’s power of attorney. The three checks show no name written in the “pay to” section. The checks also weren’t signed.
The victim’s representative also told deputies that the first check deposited for $300 went through. The bank stopped payment on the other two checks.
All the money has been returned to the victim’s bank account.
Deputies arrested Painter and charged her with Forgery.
They say she has no criminal history prior on record to this incident.