A Racine woman is accused of stealing pills from a Mount Pleasant woman for whom she provided care, and with using the woman’s credit cards to buy things for herself and pay off debts.

Police began investigating Ashley Adams, 30, after the woman’s daughter became suspicious about medication that needed to be replaced faster than expected. The daughter reported that her mother needed some prescriptions refilled when there should have been five pills remaining, and that on another occasion she stated she dropped 120 pills into a glass of milk and needed the full bottle replaced.

The daughter also discovered that her mother’s credit cards had been used without permission to pay for oil changes and car parts, though she does not own a car, and to make a $1,078 payment to the Walworth County Clerk of Court in a case in which Adams was the defendant.

Adams is charged with theft of movable property, misappropriate someone’s identification information and bail jumping. She is out of custody on a $5,000 signature bond.