Couple accused of forging checks of woman with dementia

2 years 6 months 1 week ago Friday, February 10 2017 Feb 10, 2017 Friday, February 10, 2017 7:30:27 AM CST February 10, 2017 in News
By: Associated Press

MARYLAND HEIGHTS (AP) — A St. Louis County teenager and his girlfriend are facing charges for allegedly swindling an 80-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Tyler Evans and Kyleigh Ambrosecchia, both 19, face felony charges and are jailed on $25,000 bond. They do not yet have listed attorneys.

Police say the couple was found passed out in a car Jan. 16 in Maryland Heights. Police say they found drug paraphernalia, suspected heroin and several checks for an account belonging to a woman with Alzheimer's.

The checks found with Ambrosecchia and Evans had been signed with a misspelled version of the woman's name.

The couple had been hired in December to do household chores for the victim.

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