Care Provider Arrested for Stealing Money from Elderly Couple

Modified: April 6, 2016 9:55am


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports detectives arrested a home care provider who forged seven checks from her Town of Boston clients’ bank account and stole near $5700.00.

On November 8, 2015, the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the victims’ daughter after suspicious checks and withdrawals were discovered on a bank statement.  Deputy Kelley took the initial report and later turned the investigation over to Detectives Meerboth and Hediger.  The Detectives determined the suspect gained access to the victims’ checkbook and forged checks.

The Detectives later met with bank officials to review documents and determined forgery and grand larceny charges would be filed and on January 25, Tonya Penrose – 40 of Silver Creek, was arrested and charged with forgery in the 2nd degree and grand larceny in the 3rd degree, both felonies.

The defendant was arraigned in Boston Town Court and was released on her own recognizance to return on a date in February.