Home aide, 34, arrested after she ‘POISONED 93-yr-old man with opioids after stealing $50,000’
Home health worker, 34, has been arrested after she “tried to poison a 93-year-old man with opioids and drugged him so he wouldn’t notice she spent $50,000 on his credit cards.”
- Mallory Giles of Huron, Ohio, was arrested Thursday and charged with attempted murder and theft
- The 34-year-old home helper is accused of stealing the credit cards a 93-year-old patient gave her for his necessities, and spent $50,000 on herself
- When relatives noticed strange expenses in April, she was questioned by police in Sandusky
- During their investigation, the elderly man was rushed to hospital with an opioid overdose, and police concluded that he had been poisoned by Giles
- In body camera footage released by Sandusky police, she is asked about her actions and replies: ‘I don’t know why I did it’
An Ohio home care worker has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and theft after she allegedly stole $50,000 from a 93-year-old man she cared for, and when police began investigating, she tried to poison him.
Mallory Giles, 34, was asked by police in Sandusky to explain her behaviour.
“I don’t know why I did it,” she said, handcuffed at her home in an interview taped on body camera on Thursday, and released by Sandusky police.
Giles was arrested Thursday and was held as of Monday in the Erie County Jail on $560,000 bail.
Mallory Giles, 34, can be seen in her booking photo released by Erie County Sheriff’s Office. She is currently being held in Ohio Prison on charges of attempted murder and robbery
A handcuffed Giles can be seen Thursday in body camera images from detectives questioning her at her home in Huron, Ohio.
Police were alerted in April by the elderly man’s family, who noticed strange transactions on his credit card.
He had given the card to Giles, as his caretaker, so she could buy his supplies.
But police on the CCTV footage of the body tell Giles, “You basically outfitted your whole house with all these credit cards.”
Lieutenant Scott Dahlgren said: Fox 8: “We believe it contained shoes, clothes, furniture for her home, wall decorations, outdoor garden items.”
During the police investigation, the victim was suddenly rushed to hospital with a suspected drug overdose and given Narcan to reverse the effects of opioids.
Asked on Thursday, during her interrogation under arrest, Giles is asked if he had a drug problem.
“No,” she says.
Lieutenant Scott Dahlgren said police believe Giles stole the money to buy clothes and shoes and furnish her own home.
Dahlgren said they believe Giles mixed opioids into the victim’s food to keep him sedated and unaware of what she was doing.
“She tried to keep him medicated so that he didn’t look at bank statements and credit card statements and things like that, where she could just handle that sort of thing without him noticing,” he said.
‘It is pathetic. It’s very disturbing that someone takes advantage of someone so vulnerable, you know.
‘Unfortunately, our elderly are vulnerable in society and people continue to hunt them.
“We’re just glad a family member noticed when they did, rather than it moving on.”