Nicollette Boyd, 25, is charged with multiple counts of theft, forgery, identify theft, and financial exploitation, after police say she stole over $28,000 in jewelry, checks, and a handgun, from the elderly dementia patient, who relied on her as a caretaker.
Boyd was arrested on Monday after a nearly 3-month investigation that began in October, when the daughter of a dementia patient contacted police about the woman she hired to take care of her mother. The daughter reported that several checks, $28,000 in jewelry, and a handgun, had been stolen from the Lakeview Drive home. It was also determined that at least one of the stolen checks had been made out to Anton Rucker, who was the boyfriend of Nicollette Boyd, according to the family. The patient’s dementia was so severe she was unable to write or sign her name on her own.
After Metro detectives served subpoenas on two different banks, it was determined that two checks had either been cashed, or attempted to have been cashed, in the amount of $1,200.00, each. The images of the checks showed the victim’s forged signature.
Nicollette Boyd, 25, is charged with 2 counts of forgery over $1,000, 2 counts of financial exploitation, two counts of identity theft, and one count of theft over $10,000. Her bond was set at $21,000.