• Brockton couple indicted in elder abuse scam


    BROCKTON, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A Brockton couple pled not guilty in what the Norfolk County District Attorney's office is calling a 5-year long elder abuse scam.

    Prisca Halaby, 35, and her husband, Dominique Halaby, 45, both of Brockton, are accused of stealing more than $130,000 from an elderly Sharon man and his disabled daughter since 2009. During that time, Prisca worked as a caretaker for both of them.

    The couple was indicted Thursday on counts of larceny of property over $250 from a person over 60 or disabled. Prisca was also indicted on multiple counts of credit card fraud and identity fraud.

    "This has been an extensive and time-intensive grand jury investigation," said District Attorney Michael Morrissey in a statement.

    A Judge ordered that Prisca be held on $30,000 cash bail, and Halaby on $15,000 cash bail. If released, both must have no contact with the victims. Prisca was also ordered not to work as a home health aide.

    Both Prisca and Halaby will appear in Norfolk Superior Court on April 1.

    According to the district attorney's office, the maximum penalty on the main charge for each is 10 years in prison if convicted.

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