|Shirley Marie Scott Lockey|
Shirley Marie Scott Lockey is facing charges of misdemeanor financial card fraud, exploiting a disabled or elderly person and 20 counts of felony financial card fraud, according to Maxton police Capt. Jamie Oxendine, who investigated the case.
According to Oxendine, Lockey, 51, was working as a private home health care worker for an 88-year-old woman and used the woman’s debit card to withdraw money from account.
“This case started back in July 2014 and the last dates that we know this was occurring would have been January 2015,” Oxendine said. During that time, about $13,000 was fraudulently obtained, he said.
“With help from the banks that were involved, we were able to get this together,” Oxendine said of the lengthy investigation.
Lockey, of U.S. 501 in Maxton, was jailed under an $80,000 secured bond.
Oxendine said the Maxton Police Department has started a Facebook page to keep residents informed about crime in the area. Arrests and information about wanted suspects will be posted on the page, titled “Maxton PD,” Oxendine said.
“We ask our citizens to go on that page and report crime and become more familiar with the events going on here,” he said.
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Home health worker accused of bilking elderly lady of $13,000