Shantae White

Shantae White

Orland Park caregiver arrested for forgery

From staff reports

A caregiver for an elderly couple in Orland Park has been charged with stealing more than $4,000 from the couple, police said.

Police said Shantae White, 36, of Calumet City, was charged with forgery (a class 3 felony) after a lengthy investigation discovered she had been forging checks and using their debit card. She surrendered to Orland Park police on Tuesday.

Police said they received a complaint in July regarding an incident of check forgery by White. The subsequent investigation discovered that while working for the couple, White forged several checks from the couple’s bank account.

Over the next several months, detectives examined the couple’s bank records and discovered that White also made numerous online purchases using the couple’s debit card. The total amount of the checks and purchases amounted to over $4,000.

White was transported to the Bridgeview Courthouse on Wednesday where bail was freed on bond.

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