Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 16-428

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 23, 2016
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    Home Health Care Worker Steals From 104-Year-Old Woman

    The suspect took gift cards from the victim for her own personal use.
    • Thursday
    • September 22, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Sun City Center, Florida

    Victim:

    Dorothy Roessel
    104 years old

    Arrested:


    Betzaida Rosario
    DOB: 10/18/78
    10778 Aquidneck Island Ct.
    Tampa, FL

    Charges:

    • Exploitation of an Elderly Person
    • Petit Theft First Degree (x6)

    Details:

    On Thursday, September 22, 2016, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Betzaida Rosario for six counts of Petit Theft and one count of Exploitation of the Elderly. Rosario was a home health care worker for the victim in Sun City Center and was trusted to provide services to the victim. The investigation revealed in July and August of 2016, Rosario took several Publix gift cards from the victim for her own personal use. Deputies responded to several locations to obtain video of the suspect utilizing the cards and were able to positively identify her.
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