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Caregiver Charged with Siphoning Funds

(La Porte, IN) - Charges have been filed in connection with a bank account being drained by a caregiver in La Porte.


Lisa Alexander is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with Theft. Police said she was helping to take care of a man who uses a wheelchair who recently discovered his bank account was overdrawn.


The victim called his bank and learned Alexander withdrew more than $6,000 from his account, according to court documents. Police said she used a cash app to withdraw the money without the victim’s permission. The alleged withdrawals began in late January.


Alexander could face anywhere from six months to two and a half years on the Level 6 felony charge.

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