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South Park Twp. Woman Accused Of Forging Checks, Taking Nearly $28,000 From 91-Year-Old Man

WHITEHALL, Pa. (KDKA) - A South Park woman is facing more than 60 counts of forgery after she allegedly stole nearly $28,000 from a 91-year-old man.

According to Whitehall Borough Police Department, a 91-year-old Whitehall man hired Patricia Schmotzer to clean his house.

Police say from the beginning of October 2018 and as recently as mid-November, Schmotzer wrote herself a total of 64 checks, each one around $500.

The victim told police he didn't write any of these checks and that he had hired Schmotzer to clean his house for the past 3 years. He told police he pays her $50 cash each time.

Police say the victim's son noticed that multiple check books were missing -- including three new books recently bought in September.

The total number stolen totals $27,910, police say.

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