An Ellwood City woman is wanted on 67 theft-related charges for allegedly spending money out of a senior family member’s bank account without permission.
Ellwood City police have charged Kelly Sill Meyer, 39, of 408 First Ave. after another family member discovered the funds allegedly missing and reported them to the police on May 9. He alleged that she had been taking the funds since November, according to a criminal complaint filed against her.
He also alleged that Meyer had been stealing checks from the family member and wrote checks to herself, and that she had taken out a cash advance from the family member’s credit card. The police in reviewing the financial records determined that Meyer had written herself a total of 22 checks, which along with the cash advancement totaled $7,928.
Meyer faces 22 counts each of forgery, theft and receiving stolen property and one count of access device used to obtain property or service. District Judge Jerry G. Cartwright has issued a warrant for her arrest.
Meyer reportedly had been living with the senior family member while the money allegedly was being spent, police said.