Elderly Woman Cashed Check After Purse Stolen From Cemetery: Cops

Elderly woman stole thousands after purse stolen at South Florida cemetery: BSO

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    Broward Sheriff's Office
    Authorities are looking for a elderly woman who they say fraudulently cashed a check after another woman's purse was stolen at a North Lauderdale cemetery.

    Authorities are looking for a elderly woman who they say fraudulently cashed a check after another woman's purse was stolen at a North Lauderdale cemetery.

    The incident began back on Feb. 16, when someone stole a woman's purse while she was paying her respects to a deceased relative at the Star of David Cemetery at 7701 Bailey Road, according to Broward Sheriff's office spokeswoman Dani Moschella.

    Moschella said the victim was inside the mausoleum and her purse had been on a nearby bench when it was stolen.

    Inside the purse were the victim's Georgia driver's license, debit and credit cards and check book, according to a BSO report of the incident.

    Shortly after the purse was stolen, the victim's credit card was used at three different gas stations, the report said.

    Within two days, a fake check worth $3,794 was created and the elderly suspect was seen cashing it at a Bay Harbor Island Bank of America, Moschella said.

    The woman also managed to withdraw $4,500 using the driver's license as identification, Moschella said. Surveillance cameras captured the woman completing the fraudulent transactions.

    Authorities are asking anyone with info to contact Broward CrimeStoppers at 954-493-TIPS.