Woman accused of trying to steal $150K from neighbor

Author: associated press

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – A South Florida woman is accused of trying to get her 94-year-old neighbor to transfer $150,000 into an account that had been opened in both of their names.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1MOZPkW ) reports bank employees noticed that the woman didn’t appear to have the mental capacity to give consent and notified police on Tuesday. Fifty-year-old Joyce Ann Simmons was arrested and faces charges of theft and exploitation of an elderly person.

A Sunrise police affidavit shows the bank representative asked the woman questions, but Simmons interrupted and answered over any answer the woman gave. The bank associate got her supervisor, who separated two women. She asked the account holder questions and found her to be confused.

Simmons remains in jail. Records don’t indicate whether she has an attorney.

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