A 22-year-old Hamilton man faces fraud charges after police say a personal support worker wrote himself cheques taken from the elderly couple he was caring for.
Police say they were contacted last November by children of the couple after they noticed suspicious transactions in their parents' bank accounts.
Investigators from the force's crimes against seniors unit say the 71-year-old woman and 81-year-old man employed a support worker to help care for them in their home.
Police say chequebooks had gone missing over a three month period and that forged cheques totalling nearly $10,000 were cashed, even after the helper no longer worked for the couple.
Investigators say one of the alleged deposits was caught on tape at an ATM.
The suspect is charged with fraud over $5,000, fraud under $5,000 and uttering a forged document.