Caregiver charged with stealing $21,000

Sharon Kay Armstrong, 40, of Oneonta, has been charged with 28 counts of possession of forged instruments, according to Oneonta Police Chief James Chapman.

Armstrong used $21,000 worth of checks and money from a checking account of an 85-year-old woman in Oneonta, Chapman said. Armstrong served as a caregiver for the victim.

As of Monday afternoon, Armstrong remained in the Blount County Correctional Facility on a bond totaling $280,000 – $10,000 for each count, according to Chapman.