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Crime & Courts

Heritage Woods employee charged with theft

Teejana S. Perry, 19, of Warrenville, charged with stealing a check from a resident at Heritage Woods retirement community in Batavia and forging a $1,000 payment to herself.
Teejana S. Perry, 19, of Warrenville, charged with stealing a check from a resident at Heritage Woods retirement community in Batavia and forging a $1,000 payment to herself.

BATAVIA – An employee working for the Heritage Woods of Batavia assisted-living community has been charged with stealing a check from a resident Nov. 20 and making a $1,000 withdrawal from the woman’s bank.

Teejana S. Perry, 19, of the 29W400 block of Hawthorne Lane, Warrenville, has been charged with financial exploitation of an elderly person and forgery, both felonies. Her next court date is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday.

According to court records, Perry stole a check from the victim and wrote a check to herself for $1,000.

“The check was not authorized,” said Detective Kevin Bretz, adding police believe the incident was a first-time offense by Perry.

Heritage Woods officials could not be reached for comment.

Heritage Woods of Batavia is located at 1079 E. Wilson St.

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