Caregiver accused of stealing from elderly patients

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Authorities say a caregiver is facing charges after stealing from elderly victims she was hired to provide care.

Jamie Crystal Harwood was taken into custody and charged with financial exploitation of an elderly/vulnerable person after surveillance cameras caught her searching through the victim's dresser for money.

Authorities said Harwood stole $1,200 in cash from the victim, then a $200 surveillance camera. Harwood also convinced the victim to loan her $1,200 for an alleged divorce in December 2018.

The incident occurred on Timbercrest Drive in Knoxville.