Woman found guilty of fraud and embezzlement against disabled patient in Lynchburg

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A caretaker has been found guilty of embezzling from her mentally and physically disabled patient.

Brandi Starr Floyd, a caretaker for a disabled woman, was found guilty of seven counts of felony credit card fraud and four counts of felony embezzlement on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Deputy Commonwealth Attorney for the City of Lynchburg Michael Pflieger presented evidence that Floyd took possession of several credit cards belonging to her patient and spent over $20,000 on automobile insurance and repairs, entertainment, hotel expenses, and other personal purchases.

Floyd also accessed her client’s checking accounts and paid herself for falsified work hours, which were verified by the victim’s friend who took over Floyd’s caretaking duties when he visited Lynchburg.

Total losses to the victim totaled $77,000.

Two counts of financial exploitation of a mentally incapacitated individual were dismissed.

Floyd’s formal sentencing for the fraud and embezzlement convictions will take place on Monday, Dec. 23, at 9 a.m.

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