Clarksville home care worker charged with exploiting client

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — A Middle Tennessee woman faces charges after a TBI investigation into financial exploitation by a home services worker.

Lamelia Bellamy, 38, of Clarksville faces charges including knowingly exploiting an adult and fraudulent use of a credit/debit card, according to a TBI release.

In May 2016, TBI agents began investigating a complaint of financial exploitation by a home services worker after receiving a referral from Adult Protective Services, according to the release.

At the time, Bellamy provided home care to a client in Nashville. During the course of the investigation, agents developed information that Bellamy fraudulently used the victim’s credit card to make purchases in Sumner County without the woman’s consent, according to the release.

On March 7, 2017, the Sumner County grand jury returned indictments against Bellamy.

Bellamy, who has been held in Montgomery County on unrelated charges, was transported Feb. 2 to Sumner County. She was booked into the Sumner County Jail and released after posting a $10,000 bond.