Fake cards embedded with stolen account information, police say
BROCKTON, Mass. — A Brockton couple was indicted Monday in connection with scamming an elderly man and his disabled daughter out of thousands of dollars.
Prisca Halaby, 35, and her husband Dominique Halaby, 45, were arrested Friday. They were accused of stealing money from the Sharon victims during a five-year span, according to District Attorney Michael Morrissey.
“Some of the conduct alleged in the indictments dates back to 2009,” District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey said.
The victims, a 92-year-old man and his 62-year-old daughter, were scammed out of more than $130,000, prosecutors said.
Authorities allege Prisca Halaby opened a Bank of America account in the disabled woman’s name, forging her signature. Officials say she then funneled thousands of dollars into that account from a Fidelity investment account established for the father and daughter.
Prosecutors said the Halabys took trips to their native Haiti, and on one occasion, prosecutors contend they allegedly forged a check for $2,000 for a wheelchair that was never purchased.
Credit cards were allegedly opened and numerous checks allegedly forged.
Prisca Halaby was charged with five counts of larceny of property valued at over $250 by single scheme, from a person over the age of 60 or disabled; two counts of credit card fraud and three counts of identity fraud.
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