Elderly man scammed by fake medical worker
Video shows woman making purchases with stolen credit card
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Boca Raton, FL Investigators from the Boca Raton Police Services Department are investigating a scam of an elderly victim and are asking the public for help locating the suspect. Around 9:00 am on Saturday, April 2, 2011, eighty-five year old Ralph Sepe answered a knock on his door and was greeted by a woman, later identified as Junette Jean, who told him she was sent from his doctor's office to clean his house. Sepe asked if there was a charge and Jean told him there wasn't.
Jean told Sepe she would change his bed. She followed the victim into the bedroom, but the bed was already made. The suspect then told Sepe she would do his laundry. He brought her to the back patio where he kept his laundry. Jean told Sepe that she needed to leave to get something, but she never returned. It was at this time Sepe realized his wallet, containing personal identification, cash and a credit card, was missing from the dining room table.
Sepe immediately called his daughter and asked if she had sent someone to clean his apartment. She had not, and went right to Sepe's Apartment and called the police. Upon contacting the credit card company, Sepe's daughter was informed the card had already been used in Boynton Beach, twice at a Race Trac gas station and once at the Burlington Coat Factory.
Security video from the Burlington Coat Factory shows the suspect, Junette Jean, wearing hospital scrubs, making purchases. Management at the store also says Jean came back later in the day with another stolen credit card from someone in West Palm Beach. Anyone with any information as to her whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Mark Horowitz at 561-338-1392.
1006 Indian Trace
Riviera Beach, FL