Monday, February 14, 2011

Clewiston Woman Arrested On Theft-Fraud Charges

Woman Alleged To Have Stolen From Senior's Bank Account

LABELLE, FL. -- After an extensive investigation Hendry County Sheriff's Sgt. Shawn Reed arrested 31-year old Lasheka Lavette Mitchell of Clewiston, Florida on charges of Theft, Exploitation of the Elderly, and several charges of Fraud. 

An 86 year-old victim contacted the Hendry County Sheriff's Office after noticing a number of charges to his bank account.  It was later determined that Lasheka Mitchell had accessed the victim's bank account and had made unauthorized purchases.  It was discovered that Mitchell would purchase items and then request an additional amount of cash be returned to her. 

On February 10, 2011, Lasheka Mitchell was arrested on charges of Grand Theft, Exploitation of Elderly, and numerous counts of Fraud.  Mitchell is currently being held in the Hendy County Jail on $27,000 bond.

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