Bank employee calls police on elderly woman's 'friend' - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Bank employee suspicious when 'friend' tries to help elderly woman withdraw cash

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Taniece V. Timmering (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections) Taniece V. Timmering (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say an alert bank employee may have prevented an elderly woman from being swindled out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

According to an arrest report, 48-year-old Taniece V. Timmering befriended an 89-year-old neighbor with dementia and Alzheimer's and took advantage of her "declining health and mental state."

While pretending to be looking out for the victim's interests, police say Timmering cashed checks on her account ranging from $25 to $250, totaling $615.00. The arrest report also indicates that Timmering escorted the victim to the bank on several occasions and withdrew thousands of dollars.

Police say bank officials became suspicious and called police when Timmering accompanied the victim to her bank to withdraw $230,000.

Timmering was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with theft by unlawful taking and knowingly exploiting an adult, which is a Class "C" felony.

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