WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A Durham woman pleaded guilty to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the older man she served for several years.

According to court documents, Teresa Denise Schneider has embezzled around $ 370,000. She was convicted on Friday, February 8, in Winston-Salem.

The US Department of Justice says Schneider used the man's credit card to pay for spa procedures, travel, tuition, food, and expensive shopping. Schneider also used the credit card to transfer over $ 100,000 to her personal bank account.

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Schneider, 52, faces up to 30 years in prison and up to a $ 1,000,000 fine. She pleaded guilty to a fraud of bank fraud and a fraud of wire.

The court documents show that Schneider took care of the Durham County man from 2010 until his death in 2013. Family members of the man were worried about Schneider's involvement in his finances.

At the request of the family in September 2011, Schneider sent the family copies of their bank and credit card statements. After the man died, the family found that Schneider had killed the money transferers' money for hidden transfers.

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"We should honor our elders and not steal from them. Ms. Schneider abused her trust as a janitor. We will aggressively prosecute those who perpetrate such acts, "US attorney Martin said, adding," I commend the US Treasury Task Force, NC SBI and AUSA Chut, who have been careful to ensure that this defendant dies for the exploitation of a vulnerable victim is blamed and the trust of the family of the victim is abused. "

The conviction will take place on 18 July in Winston-Salem.

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