Houston woman accused of stealing money using power of attorney documents

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on February 4, 2013 at 3:17 PM

HOUSTON – A 24-year-old woman is accused of stealing almost $30,000 from an elderly woman’s bank account in September 2012 using power of attorney documents, according to the Houston Police Department.

Latrisha Marie Chavis, of Houston, is charged with aggravated theft and remains at large, court documents state.

HPD said in an affidavit that the victim, a 76-year-old Houston woman, told them that an unknown person had withdrawn $29,800 from her bank account on Sept. 18 and 19 from various Chase Bank locations in the Houston area.

She said that there were a total of six withdrawals, which were done without her consent.

The victim said that when she had gone to the bank, she was told that a Latrisha Marie Davis had obtained power of attorney over her bank account. She said that she did not know anyone by that name, and that her wallet had been stolen including her driver’s license and social security card.

The victim turned over the power of attorney documents to investigators, which had shown that a person named Latrisha Marie Davis had used a driver’s license and social security card when the documents were filed on Sept. 17.

Investigators then obtained still photos of five of the transactions from the various Chase Bank locations with the last withdrawal being made Sept. 19 at the branch in the 11500 block of Westheimer Road.

They then obtained the driver’s license of the person who filed the power of attorney documents and matched it with an individual from the stills. Investigators determined that Chavis was the individual who had made the unauthorized withdrawals.

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