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Health-care aide in Edmonton faces frauc charges involving seniors


EDMONTON — Charges have been laid against an Edmonton health-care aide who is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from two seniors in her care.

Police say a 75-year-old man contacted them in December 2018 to complain that his health-care worker had defrauded him of almost $160,000.

An investigation identified an 86-year-old woman who alleged that her care provider had taken almost $400,000 from her between May 2016 and June 2019.

Sofia Sharin Hafiz, who is 53, is charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000.

Investigators are encouraging seniors with similar experiences to come forward.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 22, 2020

The Canadian Press

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