Police have arrested an unregistered home healthcare aide who is suspected of stealing more than $100,000 in cash and jewelry from at least five Fairfield County families.
Kris Marsan, of Fairfield, was supposed to be caring for elderly clients in their homes when the crimes happened, according to police.
She is accused of stealing from elderly residents of Fairfield and Monroe and police in Norwalk and Westport are investigating her for similar crimes.
Fairfield police arrested her on June 15 after a complaint was filed alleging she stole more than $5,000 while working as a home health aide for an elderly client between Sept. 10, 2014 and Sept. 15, 2014.
She is accused of stealing several pieces of jewelry from the dresser drawers of the victim, who hired Marsan to care for her mother at their home.
Police charged Marsan with third-degree larceny and she is due in court on June 30 for that case.
This was the second time Marsan was accused of stealing from clients in Fairfield, according to police.
In January, a man called police to report that he suspected Marsan of stealing $6,500 in cash and jewelry from his 87-year-old mother.
He told police he hired Marsan to assist with his mother's care and had video of her stealing cash from her bedroom dresser drawer.
Marsan is also suspected of stealing all the jewelry from an elderly woman in Monroe while house-sitting for the woman, who was recovering at Lord Chamberlain in Stratford.
When the client returned home, all her jewelry was gone, police said.
Marsan is also suspected of stealing more than $60,000 worth of jewelry from a Norwalk client, according to Fairfield police.
The daughter of the victim in that case also told Fairfield Police to report that she’d referred Marsan to another family in Westport and Marsan was suspected of stealing a checkbook and writing herself checks for $30,000.
The Norwalk and Westport case are under investigation and police are urging residents to investigate caretakers before hiring them.
"People have to be very careful. This is a person who was clearly preying on senior citizens so people have to be very careful when you’re going to invite someone into your home to take care of your loved one," Lt. James Perez, of the Fairfield Police Department, said.