Mount Pleasant Police say a 39-year-old Kenosha woman stole almost $5,000 from an elderly man who she befriended at a local auto shop.
Sabrina Ward was scheduled to be charged Wednesday by the Racine County District Attorney with one felony count of identity theft and 18 felony counts of forgery. If convicted, she faces up to 114 years in prison and/or up to $190,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint against her, a woman contacted police because her father’s bank account had been overdrawn by someone using stolen checks. The bank let the woman know that several checks had been made out to Ward with the man’s signature.
Officers say the signature on the checks looked nothing like the man’s signature. The woman told police that her dad and Ward got to know one another at an auto shop. Ward is not welcome at the man’s house and has been removed every time she dropped by to visit uninvited.
Online court records indicate Ward was a no-show for her initial appearance, and a warrant has been issued for her arrest.