Senior living aide charged with stealing checks in Darien

Jodian Nunes

Jodian Nunes

Darien Police /

DARIEN — An aide for Maplewood senior living was arrested after a resident’s family member was notified of a possible fraudulent transaction by the resident’s bank, according to police.

The family member was notified a check with a signature that didn’t match the resident’s handwriting had been cashed, police said.

An investigation determined that Jodian Nunes, 28, an aide to the resident, had allegedly written the victim’s stolen check to a third party, who cashed it and kept a portion while giving the rest to Nunes.

During the investigation, Darien police said they also discovered Nunes had stolen a check from another client, again depositing it into the account of the third party.

Arrest warrants were subsequently issued, and Nunes turned herself in on March 4.

She was charged with two counts each of second-degree identity theft, second-degree larceny, third-degree conspiracy to forgery, second-degree conspiracy to identity theft, second-degree conspiracy to larceny, third-degree conspiracy to forgery.

She was released on a promise to appear and is due in court April 15.