Deputies: Woman wanted for stealing from elderly

Woman accused of stealing $7,400 from elderly woman (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office)
Woman accused of stealing $7,400 from elderly woman (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office)

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Deputies in Ascension Parish need the public's help in identifying a woman who they say withdrew money from an elderly female's bank account in Prairieville.

The elderly woman's wallet was stolen from a shopping cart at Walmart in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

A woman was caught on surveillance camera at Regions Bank in Prairieville using the victim's identification and fraudulently withdrawing nearly $6,000 from the elderly woman's savings account.  Minutes later, the same woman went back into the bank and fraudulently withdrew another $1,400 from the same account.

Anyone with information or the whereabouts of this woman is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office at 225-621-INFO (4636) or by texting 847411 to the anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).

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