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Home healthcare aide pleads guilty to stealing $50,000 from elderly client

Gregory Dread admitted to stealing $50,000 in cash from an elderly client while working as a home healthcare aide in Akron.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — A 25-year-old Buffalo man pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to stealing thousands of dollars from an elderly client, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.

Gregory Dread admitted to stealing $50,000 in cash from an elderly client while working as a home healthcare aide in Akron. According to the District Attorney's Office, the money was stolen sometime between March 8, 2020 and March 12, 2020; a friend of the victim noticed the money was missing from a safe.

Dread pleaded guilty to the highest sustainable charge of one count of grand larceny in the third degree, a class D felony. 

Dread was released on his own recognizance and will return to court on November 22 for sentencing. He faces a maximum sentence of seven years in prison. 

The Erie County District Attorney's Office says Dread will pay full restitution to the victim.