A woman pretended to assist an 89-year-old woman who was involved in a car accident but actually stole from her, police said.
Orlando Police Department detectives said that Rachel Murray, 30, stopped at the scene of an accident July 4. While the victim was stuck in her car awaiting the arrival of paramedics and police, Murray allegedly started reassuring the victim.
However, investigators said that Murray was actually searching the victim’s purse and stealing her credit cards, identification and Social Security cards.
Murray left when paramedics and police arrived on the scene and made multiple transactions totaling $2,000 with the victim’s credit cards at numerous local stores, police said.
Detectives followed up with the stores where the credit cards were used and were able to identify Murray during the investigation. Detectives said many of the items purchased with the victim’s credit cards were pawned.
Murray faced a host of charges, including vehicle burglary, burglary of conveyance, theft with a victim over age 65, credit card theft, fraudulent use of a credit card, scheme to defraud and violation of a pawn broker act.
Murray was arrested Monday and booked into the Orange County Jail.
She is being held on a total bond of $60,000.