Thursday, June 27, 2013

Daughter Pinched For Allegedly Ripping Off $150K+ From Since-Deceased Elderly Mom By Improperly Pocketing Cash From Victim's Home Equity Line Of Credit

In Toms River, New Jersey, the Asbury Park Press reports:

  • A Barnegat woman was indicted Friday on charges she stole more than $150,000 from her mother over four years.

    Evelyn Hendershot, 59, was charged with one count of second-degree theft and one count of second-degree financial facilitation of criminal activity, according to a news release from Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato.

    According to the indictment, from April 2005 until 2009, Hendershot withdrew and transferred $150,400 from her mother’s home equity line of credit to various accounts under Hendershot’s control. She then transferred the money to pay off credit cards or withdrew cash from them through automated teller machines, the indictment alleges.

    Hendershot’s mother, Mary Ann Siskoski Yakes of Manasquan, died in July 2010 at the age of 87, said Al Della Fave, spokesman for the prosecutor’s office.

    Detectives James Conroy and Lindsay Llauget of the prosecutor’s office special investigations unit of the economic crimes bureau investigated the case.

    Hendershot is free on $75,000 cash bail. A court appearance has not been set.

    The Asbury Park Press asked the Prosecutor’s Office for a photo of the suspect, but it declined. State law allows authorities discretion in releasing suspect photos, but they often refuse to do so.

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