A longtime secretary for City Council has been charged with multiple counts of theft and other crimes after being accused of stealing Social Security checks from an elderly woman in her care.
Nancy Gonzalez, 51, was arrested Tuesday at her Philadelphia home. She has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Monday.
The investigation, first reported in the Philadelphia Daily News, began when police officers discovered 88-year-old Iris Galarza living in filth and squalor in her Kensington home.
Investigators later determined that Gonzalez, who was the person responsible for receiving Galarza's checks, had stolen $24,688 since 2008, according to the Daily News.