A home health care aide, 34, has been arrested for ‘trying to poison a 93-year-old man by adding opioids to his food’ so that he could spend $50,000 on his credit card for home decorations and clothing.
- Mallory Giles of Huron, Ohio, was arrested Thursday and charged with attempted murder and theft
- The 34-year-old is accused of taking the 93-year-old patient’s credit card, which he gave her to buy her essentials, and spending $50,000 on herself.
- In April, he was questioned by police in Sandusky when family members noticed the strange spending.
- During their interrogation, the elderly man was taken to hospital with an opioid overdose, and police concluded that he had been poisoned by Gileso.
- In body camera footage released by Sandusky police, he is asked about his actions and replies: ‘I don’t know why I did it’
a home caregiver ohio He has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and theft after he allegedly stole $50,000 from a 93-year-old man, and then tried to poison him when police began an investigation.
Police bodycams recorded 34-year-old Mallory Giles of Huron, Ohio, telling officers who arrested her on Thursday: ‘I don’t know why I did this’. He is currently lodged in the Erie County Jail on a bond of $560,000.
The daughter of an elderly patient had approached the police in April after seeing strange transactions on her credit card.
Mallory Giles, 34, is seen in her booking photo released by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. He is currently in prison in Ohio on charges of attempted murder and theft
A handcuffed Giles was seen Thursday in body camera footage of detectives who interrogated him at his home in Huron, Ohio.
The patient, who has not been named, gave the card to Giles as his caregiver, so that he could buy her essentials.
But on body camera footage the police tell Giles: ‘You basically outfitted your whole house with all these credit cards.’
Lieutenant Scott Dahlgren told Fox 8: ‘We believe this included shoes, clothing, furniture for his residence, wall decorations, outside lawn care items.’
During the police investigation, the victim was suddenly taken to a hospital with a suspected drug overdose.
He was given Narcan and was successfully revived but doctors found that he had several potent narcotics in his system.
Asked Thursday during an interview under arrest, Giles was asked if he had a drug problem.
‘No,’ she says.
Lieutenant Scott Dahlgren said police believe Giles stole money to buy clothes and shoes and furnished his home.
Dahlgren said she believed Giles was adding opioids to the victim’s food to make her unconscious and unaware of what she was doing.
He said, “She was trying to put him at a point where he wasn’t looking at bank statements and credit card statements and things like that, where she could handle things like that without even noticing, ” They said.
‘it’s sad. It’s very disturbing that someone would take advantage of someone who is so vulnerable, you know.
‘Unfortunately, our elders are vulnerable in society and people continue to hunt them down.
‘We’re just glad a family member noticed it instead of actually going further.’