Help Redmond police identify elder abuse suspect who claimed to be caretaker

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REDMOND, Wash. — Redmond police say this woman is a suspect in an elder abuse case and they are hoping someone can tell them her name.

Detectives say she came into a bank branch and claimed to be the victim’s caregiver.  She helped the victim take out $2,500. She also assisted him in changing the PIN number on his debit card. There were two fraudulent  ATM withdrawals for $500 each and then purchases were made at a pharmacy and restaurant.

A credit card with a $12,500 limit was opened in the victim’s name and he told his family his wallet was missing shortly after the transactions occurred.

She told the teller her name was ‘Shanita’ but police don’t know if that’s true.

She was described as black, 5’03”, 180 pounds with a green jacket, gold necklace, black blouse and head scarf.

She may be associated with a small white car, possibly a coupe.

The victim has dementia and is incapable of making financial decisions.

It is believed he met her somewhere between Redmond and the Canadian border. He could only recall giving her (what he estimated to be) $400 for car repairs she told him she needed.

She may have a female associate/accomplice whom the victim saw once. The associate was introduced as her “daughter” but according to the victim she was a tall, black woman in her 30’s-40’s with no family resemblance.

If you know who this woman is, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. All calls are anonymous and there is a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to her arrest.

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