Home Health aide admits stealing from elderly woman

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Jhanannie Singh, also known as “Jasmine” and “Sharmala Persaud,” 52, a citizen of Guyana last residing in Queens, New York, pleaded guilty August 19, 2022, to a conspiracy offense relating to the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars in U.S. Savings Bonds from an elderly woman who had purchased the bonds for her grandchildren and other family members.

Singh pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport, Connecticut, according to a press release from United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Vanessa Roberts Avery.

The press release is based on court documents and statements made in court, and they reveal that after the elderly victim died, Singh contacted Glen Campbell, also known as “Nick,” who enlisted the help of another individual to redeem the stolen bonds at a financial institution and provide Singh and Campbell with a portion of the proceeds.

Between October 2020 and January 2021, as part of an undercover investigation, law enforcement coordinated the purchase of more than 100 savings bonds, with face values ranging from $50 to $1,000, from Singhand Campbell.  Campbell traveled to Connecticut to complete the transactions.

Singh and Campbell were arrested on January 29, 2021.  In June and July 2021, Singh attempted to obstruct the investigation and prosecution of this matter by offering to pay Campbell if he agreed to lie and provide false testimony.  Singh has been detained since August 4, 2021.

Judge Dooley scheduled sentencing for November 28, at which time Singh faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years.

Campbell pleaded guilty to the same charge on June 15, 2022, and awaits sentencing.




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