A Minneapolis personal care attendant has been accused of stealing more than $8,500 from the woman she was supposed to be caring for.

Julia Eileen Dabdee, 46, was charged Friday in Hennepin County District Court, for stealing money from her employer, according to a criminal complaint.

According to the complaint, Dabdee applied last year for a joint credit card account for herself and the woman she was caring for. At the Bloomington credit union, Dabdee presented an account application that allegedly had her employer's signature, but the employer said she never authorized Dabdee to do such a thing.

According to the complaint, court records show that between Dec. 30 and March 1, Dabdee ran up a balance of $7,407.

Bank records of the employer's actual Wells Fargo account indicated that charges in the amount of $1,145 were made at an Edina dermatology office on Feb. 2. Employees at the office said Dabdee told them that the reason the name on the card was different from her own was that she had married and the name on the card was her maiden name.

Dabdee has an outstanding warrant for her arrest in Virginia for credit card theft.

According to jail records, Dabdee was released from the Hennepin County jail late Friday night.

Nicole Norfleet • 612-673-4495; Twitter: @stribnorfleet