Home health care worker accused of abusing elderly woman

A home health care worker in Jersey City is accused of physically abusing her 91-year-old patient. Police say a webcam recorded 52-year-old Carmen Perriera hitting,

JERSEY CITY - A home health care worker in Jersey City is accused of physically abusing her 91-year-old patient. Police say a webcam recorded 52-year-old Carmen Perriera hitting, slapping and manhandling her defenseless patient, 91-year-old Catalina Obaldo, 32 days in a row.

Jersey City Police Chief Tom Comey said it was hard for him to watch the footage, even though he considers himself a hardened individual after being in law enforcement for 30 years.

Perriera is currently out on bail and her husband told News 12 New Jersey she wasn't home. The agency Perreira worked for, Loving Care, Inc., says it urged the victim's family to call police and fired Perreira immediately once it became aware of the situation.

She currently faces criminal charges including aggravated assault with extreme indifference.

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