Louisiana Woman Used Her Elderly Aunt’s Debit Card To Make Over $12,000 Worth Of DoorDash Purchases, Cops Say
A Louisiana woman was arrested after being accused of stealing thousands of dollars from her 73-year-old aunt to make food and merchandise purchases using DoorDash, according to authorities.
An investigation was launched after the suspect’s aunt “discovered her bank account was overdrawn by several hundred dollars” and noticed charges from “DoorDash” on her bank account, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
Detectives learned 31-year-old Maili Morris linked her aunt’s debit card to her personal DoorDash account and made 136 different orders and included purchases from Walgreens, CVS, Big Lots, Dollar General, PetSmart and fast-food restaurants, the sheriff's office said.
Between November 2022 and January 2023, Morris allegedly spent over $12,000 on food and merchandise in total.
Morris was arrested and booked into the Tangipahoa Parish jail and charged with 136 counts each of identity theft, bank fraud, computer fraud, felony theft, access device fraud, and exploitation of the infirmed.
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She remains in custody on a bond set at just over $18 million, officials said.
Chief Jimmy Travis said, “Any crimes against the elderly citizens of our parish will not be tolerated, and offenders will be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible."
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