BUTLER COUNTY, Pa. — Court documents allege Connie Brucker made multiple pages worth of unauthorized purchases and cash withdrawals — including more than $4400 from PNC Bank ATMs.
Brucker turned herself into authorities this morning and was arraigned before a Saxonburg, Butler County magistrate.
She wouldn’t answer our questions about the 72 fraud and theft charges she’s facing.
According to Middlesex Township police, Brucker is accused of taking advantage of a 78-year-old Butler County woman she was supposed to be caring for.
Police paperwork shows the alleged fraud totaled nearly $15,000.
Court filings allege Brucker wrote and cashed more than $6,000 worth of checks from the victim’s account.
Brucker also allegedly made more than $3800 in unauthorized purchases using the woman’s debit card at Rivers Casino, Sam’s Club, Walmart, gas stations, and grocery stores,
and withdrew more than $4400 from the woman’s bank account.
The victim discovered the alleged fraudulent activity after someone tried to withdraw $75,000 from her annuity account.
She alerted police, and investigators say Brucker is responsible.
After being arraigned, Brucker was released on $100,000 unsecured bond and ordered to have no contact with the victim.
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