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Home health aid arrested for theft from elderly couple in Seneca County

Following a complaint, which was filed in June – investigation by State Police determined that a Clyde resident stole a local resident’s ATM card on several occasions.

Troopers say Linda L. Swarthout, 47, of Clyde had stolen one of the elderly couple’s ATM cards while she worked as a home health aide.

During a period from May to mid June, Swarthout had made cash withdrawals from various ATM locations for $102.50, $122.99, 202.99, $123.50, $283.50, $42.50 and $63, for a total of $940.98.

Swarthout was subsequently arrested for Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree–Credit Card and Identification Theft in the Second Degree. She was taken to Seneca County centralized arraignment and released to appear in Town of Junius Court.