An arrest warrant is outstanding for a 52-year-old Purcell woman who allegedly fraudulently withdrew more than $24,000 from her parents’ bank account.
Lynne E. Robertson, aka Lynne Wright, is charged in McClain County District Court with abuse by a caretaker, unauthorized use of credit card and two counts of impersonating another in execution of instrument.
According to an affidavit, the fraud investigation by Purcell police has been pending since mid-January.
On January 15, Lloyd and Mary Lou Sherman reported to police that they suspected their daughter had withdrawn $24,231.26 from their bank account.
Mrs. Sherman has Alzheimer’s and was being cared for by Robertson, who had access to a debit card for the account.
One of the suspect charges was $500 to Get Loose Bail Bonds on Oct. 16, 2019.
A representative of the bail bond company told police Robertson used the Sherman’s debit card to pay the $500 fee to secure a $5,000 bond for her son, Zachary Wright.
Sherman denied making charges to the bail bond company and a rental business. He also alleged Robertson wrote several unauthorized checks on the account.
Police were able to identify two checks that appeared to be forged, according to the affidavit.
When police interviewed Robertson, she first denied making the transactions or writing the checks.
She later admitted she had made the transactions with her mother’s permission, adding she wrote the checks at her parents’ request.