Caregiver wanted for using dead woman’s credit card arrested during traffic stop

Alicia Brooks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A home healthcare employee wanted for using an elderly woman’s credit card, before and after her death, was arrested Monday morning during a traffic stop in downtown Nashville.

According to an affidavit, Alicia Brooks was pulled over at 12th Avenue South and McGavock Street.

Officers noticed that she didn’t look like the woman on the driver’s license she provided, and after talking with her, Brooks admitted the license was her sister’s, the report stated.

Brooks, 27, told officers her sister told her to use the information because they thought Brooks’ license was suspended. The tag on the vehicle had also been altered, according to an affidavit.

A computer check revealed Brooks had two outstanding warrants for fraudulent use of a credit card.

Affidavits stated that in March, Brooks was a home healthcare employee who had been taking care of an elderly woman who lived at an assisted living home. Brooks was not associated with the assisted living home and was hired privately by the family.

The elderly woman passed away on March 23 and three days later her son, who had power of attorney over her estate, filed a police report. Bank statements showed someone purchased $215 in food at the Kroger on Monroe Street the day the woman passed away.

The report also stated that the woman’s credit card had been used before her death while she was under Brooks’ care. Detectives were able to verify Brooks made the purchases on the 23rd from store surveillance cameras, the affidavit stated.

She has been charged with two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, criminal impersonation, altering a tag.

Her bond was set at $8,500.

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