Woman accused of stealing nearly $20K from elderly family member

Woman accused of stealing nearly $20K from elderly family member
Debra Forman (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A woman is facing felony charges after allegedly transferring thousands of dollars from an elderly family member's bank account to her own.
Court documents state Debra Forman, 57, of Baton Rouge, was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Thursday.

According to the arrest warrant, Forman was added to the bank account of an 85-year-old relative as an authorized signer to help with paying bills.

Investigators said the victim told them Brown transferred $18,000 from the account to her own checking account between November 2017 and April 2018. They added the victim also stated Brown had volunteered to help in a time of need and was not authorized to transfer money.

According to the warrant, the victim confronted Brown about the missing money and that Brown offered to pay it back. The document added Brown wrote the victim a check for $300, but when the victim tried to cash it, the check bounced.

Brown is charged with felony theft and theft of assets from aged/disabled person. Jail records show she was released after posting $15,000 bond.

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