Police: Health care worker forged check from client’s stolen checkbook


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Alexis Givahn stole checkbook from 89-year-old woman and forged a check from it, affidavit said.

Police watched grocery store video that showed Givahn cashing forged check, document said.

A home health care worker has been accused of forging a check she stole from an 89-year-old Round Rock client, an arrest affidavit said.

Alexis Dashae Givahn, 20, of Austin, was charged in November with exploitation of an elderly individual, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Police were alerted July 10 by the victim’s niece, who said she her aunt’s driver’s license and checkbook had been stolen, the affidavit said. The administrator of Halcyon Home Health told police Givahn had provided home visits to the victim, according to the affidavit.

It said checks from the stolen checkbook had been forged and cashed at Randall’s Grocery Store at 1500 W. 35th St. in Austin. One of the forged checks, made out to Givahn, had been cashed for $820, the affidavit said.

READ: Caretaker stole money intended for dead woman’s medical expenses, police say

Police looked at video from the grocery story that showed Givahn cashing the check, according to the affidavit.

It said Austin police were also investigating Givahn in connection with another case where she had provided home health care to another victim. The document does not provide further details of that case.

Givahn was released from the Williamson County Jail on Saturday after posting bail of $8,500.

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