On Wednesday, 44-year-old
In March, Anderson was charged by local police with 25 counts of forgery of a check, uttering a false check, identity fraud (three counts), issuing false statements to obtain credit card (four counts) and one count of credit card fraud.
The 63-year-old victim told police that numerous personal checks were missing from a dresser in his living room. A search of the house found it to be in disarray with trash, clothes and oxygen tubes used by the victim scattered everywhere.
Anderson, whom he hired to be his caretaker, told police that she believed the victim's sister had stolen the checks.
But as police continued their investigation, evidence began pointing to Anderson. During a time period of about a month --
At the same time, Anderson opened four credit cards under the victim's name and rang up a staggering
"This detectives then confirmed with the victim that he in fact did not sign or authorize the defendant to make out the listed checks in question," Sforza wrote in his report.
According to court records, the victim met Anderson in
Yesterday, Sforza said Anderson has been accused of similar crimes in other states and has a long list of aliases, birth dates and
"She's a scam artist and preys on weak people," Sforza said. "She's been scamming people for a long time."
Sforza added that the victim was still alive, but not doing very well. He did not know whether the victim would receive restitution. Court records do not show restitution as part of her sentence.
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