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Police search for woman who allegedly stole thousands from senior

Wanted: Police say this woman cashed checks worth around $10,00 that belong to someone else’s account from May to August of 2017 at a bank in Sheepshead Bay.
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Police are asking for help locating a woman they say cashed thousands of dollars worth of fraudulent checks drawn from an elderly woman’s account.

The woman allegedly went a bank on Avenue U near E. 17th Street on May 4 last year and cashed a check drawing from an 86-year-old’s checking account. The woman then cashed several other checks from her account in May and August of that year, totalling around $10,000 according to police.

The suspect is described as 50-years-old, 5-foot-7, and weighs 178 pounds. She was last seen wearing a gray jacket, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Adam Lucente at alucente@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow him on Twitter @Adam_Lucente.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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