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Swisher nurse accused of forging checks in name of elderly patient
SWISHER — A Swisher woman was arrested Wednesday on charges she forged several checks in the name an elderly patient for whom she was the primary caregiver, and used the patient’s Amazon account.
Tiffany Leigh Koss, 50, faces eight counts of forgery and one count of dependent adult abuse-exploitation, all Class D felonies.
According to arrest affidavits filed in Johnson County District Court, Koss was a registered nurse and the primary caregiver to a person living in an assisted living facility in Solon from March 2019 to June 2020.
During that time, Koss allegedly used the patient’s Amazon account to ship nearly $999 worth of merchandise to Koss’s home. Koss also took the patient, who is now deceased, on grocery shopping trips where hundreds of dollars of cash advances were completed, the affidavits state.
The documents state Koss also forged eight checks in the victim’s name between April and June 2020. Four of the checks were deposited in Koss’s bank account and totaled $7,750. Three of the checks, totaling $846.88, were deposited for Towncrest Pharmacy, and one check in the amount of $158.01 was deposited for Red Dot Storage.
A warrant with a bond amount of $7,500 was issued for Koss’ arrest on Feb. 22. She was arrested and had her initial appearance on Wednesday, waiving her right to a preliminary hearing.
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