NJ man charged with stealing $75K from grandmother’s account
Authorities in Gloucester County say a Mantua Township man withdrew more than $75,000 from his grandmother's bank account over a three-month period.
Victor F. Anderson, 18, faces theft and forgery charges in connection with the incident, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement Thursday.
Authorities say they were alerted to the theft after it was discovered that between June and August of 2015, Anderson allegedly withdrew $75,000 and cashed a certificate of deposit his grandmother held, which incurred penalties in January. The activity on the account was referred to the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office Elder Protection Unit.
“Individuals who prey upon our most vulnerable citizens deserve to be punished to the fullest extent permitted under the law,” said Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton in a statement. “We appreciate the support of the Mantua Township Police Department along with our partners in the private sector.”
Anderson has been charged with theft of more than $75,000 as well as theft of moveable property, forgery and uttering a forged instrument.
He was arrested with the help of the Mantua Police Department and is being held on $50,000 bail.
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