A 49-year-old Westland woman has been charged in the theft of more than $350,000 from her elderly mother. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office said Monday that Carol Brazeika was arraigned on three counts of embezzlement over $100,000, five counts of identity theft and other charges.

Authorities say the retirement, pension and Social Security funds were taken from Brazeika’s 76-year-old mother over five years.

The older woman’s identity also was used to open credit card accounts and to obtain loans.

Brazeika’s bond was set at $350,000. A preliminary examination is scheduled for Dec. 2.

She has requested a court-appointed lawyer.

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  1. Renee says:

    I’m curious to know who was tipped off? Did she have home care where the health care aid, social worker or nurse pursued this? Was it a bank employee? Whoever it was, GOOD FOR THEM! I do hope the mother is watched over so no other harm, financial or emotional, will occur. This must be heartbreaking for the mother….

  2. Renee says:

    or was it a sibling or other relative? I just love when a thieving person gets their ‘come uppance’!

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