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Victorville woman befriends 72-year-old, steals checkbook

Jacqueline Johnson-Seright, 51, was arrested on charges of elder abuse, check fraud, burglary and grand theft.

February 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A woman who befriended a 72-year-old Crestline resident has been arrested on fraud and elder abuse charges.

Authorities said 51-year-old Jacqueline Johnson-Seright of Victorville met the victim while attending "The Spinners" gym in Apple Valley. Johnson-Seright convinced the victim to hire her as a personal trainer and then as a housekeeper.

Johnson-Seright is accused of stealing the victim's checkbook and writing out 15 checks totaling about $6000. For months, she told the victim not to file a police report because she would pay the money back.

Johnson-Seright was arrested after authorities served a search warrant and found evidence at her home on Wednesday. She was booked on charges of elder abuse, check fraud, burglary and grand theft. Her bail was set at $125,000.

Officials said Johnson-Seright attended different gyms in the High Desert area. They're concerned that there may be other victims.

Anyone with information was asked to contact authorities at (909)336-0100.


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