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Woman accused of stealing debit card from 90-year-old man

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Woman accused of bilking vet, 90

Police arrested a woman Saturday they said was responsible for periodically stealing the debit card of a World War II veteran in a nursing home and taking it shopping.

Someone recognized Maxima Jeanette Jackson, 23, of 1601 E 26th Ave. on a bulletin police were handing out and identified her Saturday, Tampa police said.

The agency circulated a video Friday of two women entering a store with three small boys and then using a debit/credit card belonging to 90-year-old Robert Parsons, a resident of a Veterans Affairs Department nursing home, Haley's Cove.

Police said the card was taken and returned several times with thousands of dollars in illegal purchases made.

Detectives arrested Jackson, who they said made incriminating statements. The second woman in the video was not charged because she did not know the card was stolen. But police are looking for a second, unidentified suspect.

Jackson was charged with grand theft and exploitation of the elderly.

Anyone with information in this case may call the Tampa Police Department at (813) 231-6130 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 873-8477.

Robbyn Mitchell, Times staff writer

Woman accused of stealing debit card from 90-year-old man 05/29/10 [Last modified: Saturday, May 29, 2010 10:08pm]
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