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Posing as home aide, woman stole money and drugs, detectives say

A 25-year-old Hendersonville woman who worked as a home health aide was charged with larceny, identity theft and forging prescriptions while working in homes in Henderson and Transylvania counties, authorities said.



Hendersonville Police Department and Henderson County Sheriff's Office charged Lacey Marie Silcox with multiple counts of check larceny, obtaining property by false pretenses, identity theft, larceny by an employee, and forgery after an investigation into her activities as a home health worker.

Silcox worked for different home healthcare service providers in Henderson and Transylvania counties up until October 2012 and continued to pose as a home health care worker, approaching former clients to gain access to their homes. Many of the residents have reported the theft of medications and personal property during the times Silcox came back to their homes.

Investigators uncovered forged prescriptions, stolen jewelry, and a pattern of deceit and theft involving Ms. Silcox since the investigation began, the sheriff's department said in a news release.

Silcox is currently in custody at the Henderson County Detention Facility under $140,800 bond. The investigation continues by officers in Henderson and Transylvania Counties with more charges expected. Anyone who has information concerning Silcox was asked to contact Detective Tonya Starling at the Henderson County Sheriff's Office at 828-694-2796 or Detective Gail Mackey at the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office at 828-884-3210, extension 3.