Edmonton police have arrested a woman wanted for a string of alleged thefts from the elderly dating back to March.
Province-wide arrest warrants were issued for Catherine McAlinden in June after she allegedly stole cash, bank cards, purses and other valuables from residents of seniors’ facilities in Edmonton and Strathcona County.
The 52-year-old posed as a visitor or home care worker to get inside the seniors’ rooms to carry out the crimes.
Police took McAlinden into custody on July 31 after her tracking her down at an address in northeast Edmonton. McAlinden faces 33 charges in Edmonton and another 13 in five other jurisdictions. The charges include fraud under $5000, break and enter, theft and the use of a stolen credit card.
The victims of the thefts were on average about 80 years old.