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Woman arrested after she used her dead neighbor's debit card

Posted at 10:35 PM, Apr 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 22:35:03-04

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - A woman faces several charges after she was arrested for using her dead neighbor's debit card. Charlotte County Sheriff Deputies arrested Priscilla Ann Palmer after she racked up over $2,000 worth of charges.

"I think that's one of the worst things you can do to somebody," Jean Landreville said when she learned about what took place on Gillot Boulevard.

Deputies visited the victim after she found out through her bank about the fraud on her deceased husband's account. She told investigators that she allowed Palmer and the woman to go inside her home because she needed help with her computer. Deputies believed that's when the women got a hold of the dead man's debit card.

"It just shows you don't know you can or can't trust," Landreville said.

Investigators tracked Palmer down to a nearby Publix. They saw Palmer on the surveillance cameras as she accumulated over $2,000 worth of charges.

"She should definitely be ashamed of herself," Gregg Rinneart said. "There will be a day when she will have to pay for that."

Palmer faces several charges including criminal use of personal identification of deceased, money laundering, and grand theft.