Caretaker charged with stealing from disabled Seminole County woman



A woman hired to care for a disabled elderly Seminole County woman is now accused of stealing more than $1,000 from her.

Maurice Kaprow and his wife Sheila said they treated Stacy Lee like family and even paid for her family to go on a cruise.

"I felt violated.  Sheila felt violated," Kaprow said.
Sheila has multiple sclerosis and is confined to a wheelchair, so the Kaprows hired Lee to help out.
Kaprow said one day he checked his wife's credit card statement and found a charge for more than $1,000 to the Wet 'n Wild water park on International Drive.
"She's a thief. It's simple -- she's a thief," said Kaprow.
Kaprow said a copy of the receipt to the theme park has a signature on it that looks very much like Lee's handwriting.
Winter Springs police agreed. They said they believe Lee used the Kaprows' credit card to take the youth soccer team she coaches to the park, and then got cash from the players' parents.
This week Lee was arrested.
Channel 9's Tim Barber stopped by her house after she bonded out, but after answering the door she refused to talk with Barber.
"What Ms. Lee did was sell her good name for $1,000. She put a price on her integrity for $1,000" said Kaprow.
Kaprow says this type of betrayal could happen to anyone.
"I don't want to say she has been forgiven because I don't think it's that easy to forgive at this point. I think justice will be served," said Kaprow.
Lee is charged with fraud, larceny, and exploitation of an elderly person.