Windsor Police say a 23-year-old in-home caretaker has been arrested, accused of scamming a disabled man out of nearly $2,000. Police arrested Melissa Barrows late last week on multiple counts of fraud, after an investigation revealed she had made fraudulent purchases using 28 illegally-written checks in both New Hampshire and Vermont.
Police say Barrows made another 11 debit card transactions on a single debit card totalling nearly $300 over a period of several months.
According to a press release, the victim tipped off police about the alleged fraudulent activity, prompting a joint investigation between the Windsor Police, Vermont Adult Protective Services, and Mascoma Savings Bank.
Barrows was released on a citation to appear in Windsor County Superior Court for her arraignment. Police are not releasing the identity of the victim.