Cape Coral woman arrested for spending over $40,000 of person’s money

Reporter: Gina Tomlinson Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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Kristin Jordan. Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say a Cape Coral woman took advantage of an elderly person by using the victim’s credit cards to spend over $40,000 for personal items and bills over the course of two years.

The suspect, Kristin Nicole Jordan, 38, faces charges for Exploitation of the Elderly and Fraud-Impersonation.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office was able to arrest Jordan after the culmination of a roughly eight-month investigation found she was making purchases dating back to 2017 from Musial Law Firm, where she used to work. The firm’s website says it does health care and long-term planning for the elderly.

“It shocks me that somebody would stoop so low to take advantage of someone like that,” neighbor Paul Fernandez said.

Records show Jordan purchased numerous different things that included paying off Comcast bills, buying groceries, shopping at Amazon, Victoria’s Secret, Nike and several other retail stores.

Investigators say the victim found out Jordan was using their money to pay for all of the above, including dinners, car payments, trips, cell phone bills and school payments. The victim reported she believed numerous transactions from her bank account were fraudulent.

And in the report, investigators say the victim eventually became suspicious of Jordan herself.

We went to Jordan’s home to ask her why she did the things investigators say they have record of.

“Everything that I’m being charged with is not true,” Jordan told WINK News.

Neighbors say the person who fell victim to the fraud learned a hard lesson.

“If you’re not absolutely sure of the honesty of that person, I mean absolutely positive, that’s a lot to put at stake,” neighbor Paul Fernandez said.

“Just be careful who you deal with,” neighbor Dave Dorman said.

The law firm told investigators they fired Jordan in May 2019.

We reached out to the law firm, but we have not received a response at this time.

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