VICTORVILLE (KTLA) - A woman has been arrested for preying on an elderly victim then stealing from her bank account.
Law enforcement officials say Jacqueline Johnson-Seright befriended a 72-year-old Crestline resident at The Spinners gym in the Apple Valley. Johnson-Seright convinced the victim to hire her as a personal trainer and then as a housekeeper.
While at the victim's residence, Johnson-Seright allegedly stole the victim's checkbook and wrote approximately fifteen checks totaling approximately $6,000.00. Johnson-Seright convinced the victim not to make a police report for several months, by promising to pay the money back, preying on the victim's good nature and willingness to help someone in need.
On February 1, 2012, deputies from the Twin Peaks Sheriff Station with the assistance from the Sheriff's Victorville City Gang Unit served a search warrant at Johnson-Seright's residence in Victorville. Evidence to support the allegations was recovered during the search.
Johnson-Seright was arrested and booked at Central Detention Center on charges of elder abuse, check fraud, burglary and grand theft and is being held with a $125,000.00 bail.
Johnson-Seright is known to frequent different gyms in the High Desert area, and authorities are investigating whether Johnson-Seright has other victims. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Klaus or Deputy Asboth at the Twin Peaks Station, (909)336-0100.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times