Ohio Mom Charged With Theft from Overseas Soldier

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) - Police in northeast Ohio have arrested a woman who is charged with stealing her son's income tax refunds and his U.S. Army paychecks while he was serving in Afghanistan.

Police stopped 42-year-old Jennifer Fletcher on Sunday in Brewster after determining the vehicle she was driving was reported stolen.

Lawrence Township Police Chief Mark Brink said Monday that Fletcher is suspected of withdrawing about $16,000 from her son's account in 2010 and 2011 and using the money to pay bills.

Massillon Municipal Court records show she is charged with theft, identify fraud and forgery.

The court clerk's office says Fletcher was arraigned Monday and is being held on bond of $150,000. She was ordered to have no contact with her son.

Records don't list an attorney for her.

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