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Teller charged with stealing from elderly woman's account

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A 43-year-old woman has been arrested and accused of stealing over $42,000 from an account belonging to an elderly woman with Alzheimer's who lives in a care facility. A 43-year-old woman has been arrested and accused of stealing over $42,000 from an account belonging to an elderly woman with Alzheimer's who lives in a care facility.
TACOMA, Wash. -

A 43-year-old woman has been arrested and accused of stealing over $42,000 from an account belonging to an elderly woman with Alzheimer's who lives in a care facility.
    
The Pierce County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release that Shelley Lehman was charged Friday with theft and identity theft.
    
Investigators say Lehman made numerous withdrawals from the Fircrest TAPCO Credit Union Jean Hockman's account between December 2015 and July 2016.
    
Hockman's son discovered the loss and contacted the credit union who began an investigation.
    
Prosecutors say Lehman called in sick during the investigation and sent an email saying she was sorry and "had messed up so bad."
    
Lehman also reportedly said she had been in two vehicle collisions and had been prescribed pain drugs, to which she had become addicted.

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