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Bucks Caregiver Financially Abused Senior, Police Say

Theresa Schmanek, 57, of Philadelphia, is accused of financially abusing an 87-year-old Bucks County senior, say police.
Theresa Schmanek, 57, of Philadelphia, is accused of financially abusing an 87-year-old Bucks County senior, say police. Photo Credit: Warrington Twp. Police Dept.

The caregiver of an 87-year-old Bucks County resident is accused of financial abuse, authorities say. 

Theresa Schmanek, 57, of Philadelphia, is charged with forgery, identity theft and financially exploiting a senior, said Warrington Township Police Department in a release on Tuesday, Nov. 15. 

Authorities said the 87-year-old victim's family tipped them off in September that Schmanek may have been taking advantage. 

Investigators said they later found evidence that Schmanek opened multiple credit cards in the victim's name without permission, then made purchases and received cash advances. 

She's due back in court for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 5, state court records show. 

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