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Woman Charged with Stealing from Mom

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte woman is accused of stealing from her mother’s bank account. 38-year-old Amy Shaffer is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with fraud.


According to court documents, on January 6, her mother contacted police alleging her daughter was using her debit card without her permission.


A police investigation shows the daughter made withdrawals for several weeks until her mother had the bank freeze her account. Just over $2,200 in cash was taken with the debit card from ATMs.


Court documents also revealed surveillance images of a woman using the card at ATMs bared a strong resemblance to Shaffer.


Shaffer, who has a history of similar crimes, could receive a 30-month sentence on the Level 6 felony offense.

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