Evansville woman suspected of theft in custody in Louisiana
JANESVILLE A former Evansville woman police think stole $63,391 from her grandmother is in custody in a Louisiana jail.
Rock County sheriff’s deputies on Oct. 10 arrested Rebecca Torres Pereira, 31, of 6909 N. County M, No. 27, Evansville, at her home on a felony fugitive complaint out of Livingston Parish, Louisiana.
She is in custody at the Livingston Parish Detention Center on an $85,000 bond, according to Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office records. Livingston Parish is just east of Baton Rouge, La.
The case has not been reviewed and no charges have yet been filed, said a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office.
Livingston sheriff’s investigators issued a warrant for Torres’ arrest on six counts of forgery, one count of exploitation of the infirmed and one count of felony theft of the assets of an aged person, said Lori Steele, public information officer.
Police accuse Torres of forging her grandmother’s name on checks made out to the grandmother for rental properties in Louisiana, Steele said. Torres is accused of cashing $63,391 over a two-year-period, Steele said.
After her arrest, Torres was in custody at the Rock County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond. On Oct. 16, her bond was adjusted to $1,000. Torres bonded out and then turned herself in to Louisiana authorities, Steele said.