A Filipina caregiver in California faces a life sentence for alleged theft.
Local news site KTLA reported that Maria Rose Licuanan, 49, was arrested by Palos Verdes Estates Police for stealing credit cards from her elderly patients and using them for her purchases.
Also, Licuanan reportedly made photocopies of her victims' credit card information and used them for her own online transactions. Five of her patients told the police that Licuanan swiped cash from their cards after they discovered fraudulent activities on their account.
To conceal her identity, Licuanan used aliases such as Rose Licuanan, Maria Licuanan, Marosario Mendoza Licuanan and Rosario Licuanan, according to a statement by the police.
Licuanan, who was held without bail, is charged with several felony counts and two misdemeanour counts.