Grand Island Woman Accused of Stealing Grandma's Identity | News
GRAND ISLAND, NY - Erie County Sheriff deputies have arrested a Grand Island woman accused of defrauding her grandmother out of nearly $25,000.
Investigators say a Grand Island woman contacted them and told them she discovered that her granddaughter had opened two credit cards in her name, without her permission, and spent nearly $25,000 using them.
Detectives say Zelakiewicz admitted that she used her grandmother's information to open the credit cards and used them to pay off some of her bills and purchase miscellaneous items, including putting a $6,500 down payment on a car.
She also admitted taking her grandmother's name off her car insurance and putting the car in her name.
Zelakiewicz was arrested and charged with identity theft and grand larceny. Her court date is October 31.