Decatur caregiver accused of stealing from elderly woman in her care

Nannette Tracey (Image courtesy of Decatur Police Department)

Nannette Tracey (Image courtesy of Decatur Police Department)

DECATUR, Ala. –  A woman in Decatur is under arrest after an investigation into a May theft.  On May 1st, a 72-year-old woman notified the Decatur Police that someone was withdrawing money from her bank account without permission.

Det. De Leon with the Financial Crimes Unit investigated the case and discovered that someone had used the victim’s debit card without permission and had conducted multiple ATM transactions totaling more than $2,500 in withdrawals.

Investigators have arrested Nannette Marie Tracey in connection to the crime and have charged her with financial exploitation of the elderly.

Athorities say that Tracey was working at the victim’s residence as a caregiver at the time of the theft.

Tracey is in custody in the Morgan County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond.