A 21-year-old Sacramento woman was arrested last week on suspicion of breaking into a senior citizens’ apartment complex and stealing cash, bank cards, jewelry and prescription medications from residents while they slept.
Haleigh Ann Carrigan is related to one of the residents of a senior citizens’ residence on Madden Lane, according to Roseville police. Officers believe she carried out at least 16 burglaries by stealing residents’ keys during the days she would spend at the complex visiting with her family member, then returning at night to break into various apartments.
She remains in custody at the Placer County jail in lieu of $250,000 bond. Carrigan is held on suspicion of first-degree burglary, possession of stolen property and elder abuse for targeting older victims for burglaries, depriving them of their medications and perpetrating financial fraud against them.
The burglaries took place from July to late December and in at least one case, a resident reported a stolen bank card had been used to make fraudulent purchases, police said.
On Dec. 30, officers served a search warrant at Carrigan’s home in south Sacramento and found several items that had been reported stolen, along with “other evidence connecting her to several of the 16 burglaries that have been reported so far,” according to a news release from Roseville police.
A similar pattern emerged at other senior living facilities in Roseville, where investigations are underway. Any residents or family members who believe property has been stolen from them are encouraged to file a report with the Roseville Police Department.
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