Tallahassee Police Arrest Woman on Fraud Charges

By: TPD Press Release
By: TPD Press Release

Tallahassee, FL -- October 13, 2011 --

On Monday, October 10, 2011, the Tallahassee Police Department arrested 51 year-old Lottie Cook, for 19 outstanding felony warrants.

Investigation revealed Lottie Cook had stolen more than $30,000 dollars from her mother, 89 year-old Sarah Cook. Sarah Cook came to live with her daughter, in April 2011, after being injured and needing additional care. Between April and June 2011, Lottie Cook wrote several checks from her mother’s checking account without her permission. Lottie Cook purchased a vehicle and paid several bills with the money she had taken from her mother’s account. The vehicle Cook purchased was seized by the Tallahassee Police Department.

Arrested:

Lottie Cook, white female, DOB:12/05/1960

11 counts of Forgery
6 counts of Uttering
1 count of Grand Theft $20,000 victim 65 or older
1 count of Exploitation of the Elderly

Sarah Cook discovered the missing money when she returned to her home in South Florida, at which time she filed a police report.


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