RANDOLPH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Multiple police departments in the Commonwealth have charged a Weymouth woman with counts related to thefts at senior assisted and independent living facilities.
An investigation into 36-year-old Anne Rose Fleurant began in late March when a victim reported to police that they noticed jewelry was missing an hour after Fleurant left their apartment in Randolph. According to the Randolph Police Department, the victim also said that their credit card had been used at a liquor store and at the Macy's at South Shore Plaza in Braintree.
In partnership with the Weymouth Police Department, officers say they discovered that Fleurant had allegedly posed as a home health aide or hospice care worker to steal valuables including jewelry, designer handbags, credit cards, checks, and money at numerous senior assisted living facilities.
Fleurant allegedly used credit cards at many local stores to purchase large quantities of merchandise.
Police say that Fleurant was employed as a home health aide and that she allegedly stole property from those suffering from dementia, and repeatedly convinced victims she was sent by an insurance company or worked for hospice.
Fleurant faces charges in Randolph, Weymouth, Cohasset, and Quincy:
- Identity Fraud
- Receiving a Stolen Credit Card
- Improper Use of a Credit Card
- Two Counts of Receiving Stolen Property
- Larceny from a Building
- Receiving Stolen Property
- Identity Fraud
- Three Counts of Larceny from a Building
Police say they found and arrested Fleurant in her vehicle in Weymouth, where they discovered personal checks from three different victims, work identification badges from about a dozen health care agencies, and other valuables.
“We encourage anyone who believes they may be a victim or has noticed jewelry or other valuable items go missing in similar circumstances to contact the Randolph Police Department," Randolph Chief of Police Anthony Marag said. The RPD is holding what they believe to be stolen property at their headquarters, hoping to reunite the lost items with their proper owners.