A woman turned herself in for an outstanding warrant at Greenwich Police Headquarters on Wednesday. According to Greenwich Police, Laura M Luzardo, 28, of 40 Ingleside Dr in Stamford was wanted for a Feb. 7 incident on Eggleston Lane in Old Greenwich.
According to Greenwich Police, Luzardo bilked the retirement and living expenses account of a local resident over the course of approximately eight months.
The elderly woman’s guardian uncovered the fraud when a check was written from the account bounced.
Investigation revealed that Luzardo was employed by Fairfield Family Care at the time and was assigned as the home health care aid to an elderly woman who suffered from mild dementia and impaired judgement.
Luzardo, according to the Greenwich Police report, ingratiated herself with the elderly victim and them misdirected thousands of dollars by both bank check and credit card to her personal use. Many of the purchases were from expensive shops on Greenwich Ave.
According to the State of Connecticut judicial branch website, Luzardo was found guilty in August 2012 for 3rd degree felony Larceny on March 7, 2010; felony Larceny 3rd degree on June 16, 2011 and 3rd degree felony Larceny on March 9, 2012. She was sentenced to five years jail, execution suspended, and three years probation.
According to Greenwich Police, Luzardo responded to the lobby of Police headquarters to answer to a warrant for her arrest. The arrest warrant was confirmed and luzardo was processed for Credit card Fraud and Larceny 1st degree. She is scheduled to appear in Stamford Superior Court on May 1, 2015.
Luzardo was able to post bond of $250,000 and was released from custody.