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Police seek caregiver accused of stealing from disabled Newark woman

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Police are asking for the public’s help locating a woman accused of stealing from a disabled Newark resident for whom she was working as a caregiver.

Terralyn Jackson-Whitehead, 27, is sought on charges of felony theft from a disabled adult and unlawful use of a payment card. She has ties to New Castle, Dover and Philadelphia, according to Lt. Andrew Rubin, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department.

The investigation began in November, when a different caregiver for the victim called police to report suspicious activity on the victim’s credit card.

The woman, who lives in the 400 block of Stamford Drive in Fairfield, told police there were multiple charges on her card that she did not authorize.

“Newark Police developed evidence that her caregiver at the time, Terralyn Jackson-Whitehead, used the victim’s credit card to make various purchases for the benefit of herself and not the victim,” Rubin said.

Police obtained a warrant for Jackson-Whitehead’s arrest in March, but officers have been unable to locate her.

Anyone with information about Jackson-Whitehead’s location is asked to contact Sgt. Greg Micolucci at 302-366-7100, ext. 3412, or gmicolucci@newark.de.us.

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