Caretaker accused of opening credit cards in 89-year-old woman’s name

Posted at 9:19 PM, May 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-16 21:19:07-04

Dare County, NC – A 48-year-old woman has been charged after Dare County officials say she opened accounts in an elderly woman’s name.

They say Amy Higgins was the caretaker for an 89-year-old woman, and she opened credit accounts in the woman’s name and used the cards at businesses on the Outer Banks.

Officials received a complaint about the incident on May 6th. On May 13th, Higgins was charged with financial fraud and unlawfully obtain a credit card.

She was released on $5,000 bond.