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Credit card stolen from Woodville nursing home resident

by Emily Waldrep

On May 7, a 91-year-old resident of Woodville Health and Rehab reported that a personal credit card had been stolen and used without permission.

Officers met with supervisors and the Rehab center and after interviewing some of the staff determined that one of the staff members was suspected in being involved in the theft.

Officer Dees of the Woodville Police Department determined that there were several charges made on the credit card at the local Brookshire Brothers as well as cash advances. There were numerous charges spanning from the April through the first of May. Officers were able to obtain store video surveillance that corresponded with the times that the card was used and were able to identify a suspect that was later determined to be an employee of the Woodville Health and Rehabilitation Center.

According to Captain Mike McCulley of the Woodville Police Department, the administration of the Woodville Health and Rehab Center was contacted and was able to verify the identity of the staff member using the stolen card in the video.

The staff member was positively identified as Linda Fay Lee, age 55, of Hillister.

Once Lee was identified, Officers were able to set up an interview with her, and she admitted to taking the 91-year old resident's card and using it without permission.

A warrant was issued for Lee's arrest, and she was brought in and charged with Credit/Debit Card Abuse. Due to the victim in the case being over 65 years of age, the charges were increased to a third degree felony.

The victim will not have to pay the fraudulent charges on her card.




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