According to reports, the Spokane police have arrested a woman for allegedly robbing an elderly woman’s’ savings of thousands of dollars while the woman was in her care. Reportedly, Deanna Purser, who worked as a home health caregiver, had been providing services for the victim since 2003. Reportedly, when the victims’ daughter went to do the taxes for her mother, she realized that the bank accounts were much lower than she had anticipated. Upon further investigation, she allegedly found evidence of an unusually large sum of money which had been spent at one location.
According to detectives who were called in to investigate, they found that during 2009 and 2011, almost $31,762 had been withdrawn from the victim’s bank account through cash back purchases. Police reportedly found that, in addition to the cash back, groceries were allegedly purchased totally $33,141 and according to their investigations, the average cost of the victims’ groceries should have been $300 a month.
Purser, 50, is being charged with 7 counts of 1st Degree Theft, 51 counts of 2nd Degree Theft and 51 counts of Unlawful Possession of Payment Instrument and is being held in the Spokane County Jail.
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