PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Deep Creek woman working as a home nursing care employee for forging four of her 78-year-old client’s checks and cashing them. Morgan Lee Musgrave, 23, of 26485 Rampart Boulevard was arrested Wednesday on four felony counts of Uttering a Forged Instrument, and one count of Grand Theft.
Deputies responded to Wells Fargo Bank, 10001 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, concerning the forgery case. Musgrave had attempted to cash a $400 Wells Fargo check made out to herself on an account of the victim that she had been caring for. Musgrave worked for Granny Nanny, 4055 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, and learned she had cashed three previous checks totaling $480.
The victim who lives in the 10300 block of Burnt Store Road was contacted and said he did not authorized any checks to be paid to Musgrave as he always paid her $25 in cash for her nursing care visits. Wells Fargo provided video of Musgrave cashing the forged checks. On her way to the Charlotte County Jail, Musgrave said she needed help as she was going through withdrawals from Heroin.
Musgrave remains in jail on $12,500 bond.