Caregiver Charged in Larceny Investigation
The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau reports the arrest of Susan Niekrewicz, age 50 of Elizaville NY, as the result of an ongoing investigation into the exploitation of vulnerable adults occurring in the northern Dutchess County area.
At this time Ms. Niekrewicz is accused of stealing several thousand dollars, as well as jewelry and other personal belongings, from a sick adult that she was caring for in the Milan area. In addition, she is under investigation in connection with more thefts from at least one other victim – an elderly person in that she cares for in the Rhinebeck area – and further charges are pending in that case. Some of the stolen property from both cases has been recovered, and the thefts are alleged to have occurred throughout the entire year of 2018.
Ms. Niekrewicz was arrested on 1/10/19 and has been charged with (A) Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and (B) Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent or Disabled Adult 1st Degree, which are both felonies. After being processed she was arraigned before the Town of Milan Court and released to the supervision of Probation.
If anyone has any knowledge about the cases described above or thinks they or someone else may be a victim, they are urged to contact Detective Adam Harris at 845-486-3852. The Sheriff’s Office can also be contacted at 845-486-3800, or via the tipline at 845-605-CLUE (2583) or email@example.com. The investigation is continuing, and all information will be kept confidential.
As with any criminal case, the charges described above are merely accusations and Ms. Niekrewicz is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.