A registered nurse who cared for an elderly Medford Township man has been indicted on charges including money laundering and theft related to $560,000 missing from a patient's bank accounts, authorities said Thursday.
Authorities said Mariejo Cherestal, 46, also a township resident, convinced the patient, a retired Army command sergeant major, to place her name on the accounts. Between March 2009 and May 2010, checks ranging from $200 and $100,000 were issued to Cherestal under several names.
In May 2010, when authorities told her she was no longer welcome in her client's home, she transferred the remaining money to accounts belonging to her husband, Frantz F. Constant, 44, and her juvenile daughter, authorities said. Frantz Constant has been charged with theft offenses.