A Lehigh Acres woman is under arrest for using an elderly neighbor's credit card to pay off her own electric bills.
Patricia L Weir, 60, 1414 Archer St., has been charged with fraudulent use of a credit card and grand theft from a person 65 years or older.
The investigation began after the victim noticed several unusual transactions on her credit card when she received the billing statement. She filed a report with the Lee County Sheriff's Office for the unauthorized charges. Detectives with the Economic Crimes Unit discovered the victim's credit card was allegedly being used by Weir.
Detectives say they obtained supporting documents showing Weir paid several electric bills using the victim's credit card without her authorization. The bills totaled $744.50.
In May, Stacy Giroux, 36, was arrested after using this elderly victim's credit card, to pay off 28 bills to LCEC, Geico Insurance, AT&T and Dish Network. The total deductions amounted to $6,579.40. Giroux was arrested and sentenced for the crime in October.