Former Caregiver Pleads Guilty To Stealing $32K From Elderly Clients

Former Home Caregiver

Pleads Guilty To Stealing

$32K From Elderly Clients

Stephanie Shulgay

COOPERSTOWN – Stephanie Shulgay, who was charged with stealing more than $32,000 from the elderly couple who employed her as a home health aide, has plead guilty to Grand Larceny, fourth degree, according to District Attorney John Muehl.

“You can’t take advantage of people like that,” he said.

Over 15 months, Shulgay stole money from the couple by using their credit and debit cards between July 2017 and October 2018, while she was in their employ. According to Muehl, she said it was because she had a gambling addiction, but he noted that she had also used the money for travel and expensive meals.

She paid the full amount – $32,921.37 – in restitution, and will serve 12 weekends in jail, as well as five years probation.


4 thoughts on “Former Caregiver Pleads Guilty To Stealing $32K From Elderly Clients

  1. Pamela Frederick

    It’s people like her that give honest caregivers a bad name. She should’ve gotten a longer jail sentence. What a low-life piece of crap she is to steal from the elderly!

  2. Julie

    This is my distant cousin and I am quite sure that my uncle probably fronted the money to pay them back on her behalf. NOT how are family ethics are!!! Smh!

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