Caregiver charged with stealing from elderly Naperville resident

An Indiana man is facing multiple felonies after Naperville police say he defrauded an elderly Naperville resident under the man’s care.

Zoran Tasevski, 43, of Chesterton, Indiana, is charged with aggravated identity theft and theft stemming from a yearslong investigation by Naperville police, the U.S. Secret Service and Indiana authorities.

Tasevski was acting as a caregiver and live-in tenant at the Naperville resident’s home since 2019 and was supposed to be taking care of household chores and helping pay basic monthly bills, police officials said.

A family member of the resident asked authorities to intervene in 2021 after discovering the mortgage on the home had not been paid in nearly two years and gas to the home had been shut off. The elderly resident was also hospitalized with pneumonia and dehydration at the time, police said.

Investigators said Tasevki also accessed the Naperville resident’s personal finances and activated a credit card in the victim’s name, adding himself as an authorized user.

Police believe the Naperville resident lost more than $100,000 during that time.

Tasevski was arresed in late January and then extradited to Illinois Monday where he appeared before a DuPage County judge and was granted conditional pretrial release.

Tasevski’s next court date is March 4.

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