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In-home nursing assistant accused of theft from wife of elderly man

Timothy Richard Fenster
Posted at 9:37 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 05:38:48-05

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — An employee at a local nursing company has been accused of stealing from the wife of an 87-year-old man, the Delray Beach Police Department said Friday.

Timothy Fenster, 21, of Boynton Beach, was hired in late November from the unidentified firm to provide in-home nursing care for the unidentified man, police said.

After he died a few days later, the patient's wife noticed a credit card and $107 was missing from her drawer.

By checking the wife’s credit card statement, detectives learned there were charges at Walmart, McDonald's and a local car dealership. An employee at the car dealership confirmed that Fenster used the credit card for a $1,000 down payment of a Jeep.

Fenster was arrested on charges of grand theft from a person 65 or older, theft of a credit card and illegal use of credit cards to obtain goods. Police said he could face additional charges.

He was booked at the Palm Beach County Jail on Friday morning and released on $41,000 bond Friday night.

Fenster is listed as a certified nursing assistant from the Florida Department of Health.