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Cops: Home Health Aide Stole Credit Card, Ran Up Charges

After investigating numerous unauthorized credit card charges, Riverhead police have arrested a home health aide.

Police said the aide, who worked for Utopia Home Care Inc., took a credit card that belonged to a relative of one of her clients and made charges throughout Riverhead from December 12, 2013, and January 23, 2014.

Linda A. Beck, 59, of Manorville, was arrested February 24 and charged with 15 counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony, and 15 counts of third-degree identity theft, a misdemeanor. A judge ordered Beck held at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside in lieu of $20,000 bail.

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