Con woman admits to more fraud charges
A con woman who targets elderly victims was on Wednesday sentenced to three years in prison.
Former Tribune features writer Anastasia Moree was already serving a three-year sentence in connection with a scam in which she stole $31,000 from pensioners last year when she admitted to crimes committed in 2016 and 2017.
Moree, 40, pleaded guilty to charges of forgery, uttering forged documents, fraud by false pretenses and stealing when she appeared before Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain.
Moree met her victim, Cleomi Saunders, at church and eventually offered her a ride home.
Moree stole Saunders’ bank book and began making withdrawals from her RBC account in April 17, 2017. Moree stole $7,000 from Saunders’ account and she was caught at the bank after attempting to make another fraudulent transaction.
Moree stole $300 from Earlese Seymour on November 23, 2016 after offering her a ride.
Moree gave Seymour a ride to the bank and grocery store. Seymour didn’t realize that the money was missing until after Moree dropped her home.
Moree’s three-year sentence will run concurrently with a three-year sentence imposed by Magistrate Samuel McKinney in January for similar crimes.
Moree took $22,600 from Virginia Smith’s account at Commonwealth Bank from January 17, 2018 to February 2, 2018 after stealing her driver’s license on December 27, 2017.
Moree went to the bank with an impostor, who was dressed like an elderly woman, and made the unauthorized withdrawals.
She also admitted to forging a Scotiabank visa/debit form on August 17 before allegedly withdrawing $6,000 from Scotiabank accounts from August 17 to 21.
Prosecutors say Moree stole Angelica Clarke’s NIB card on April 2, 2018.
Then, she withdrew $2,000 from a Commonwealth Bank account after stealing Louise Guerrier’s Commonwealth Bank card and NIB card.