NWGA Scanner | September 26th, 2022

Dalton woman arrested after wiping elderly woman’s bank account clean in Whitfield County

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On July 11th, 2022, Deputy Hayes met with a 77-year-old female victim at the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office in reference to Deposit Account Fraud. According to the report, “The victim believes that Tiffany Nicole Crider, 33, of Dalton, has been taking money from her checking account without her knowledge. The victim went to the doctor last week and went to pay for her visit, and her debit card was declined. She knew that she had money in her account and notified her daughter of the situation. Her daughter took her 77-year-old mom to Wells Fargo to view her account, and that is when she realized that someone had taken over $13,500 from her account.” According to the report, Tiffany dates the victims son, who is in prison and has been living with the victim since he has been in prison. When the victim confronted Tiffany, she said that she did not take her money at all. According to the report, “The bank statements provided by the victim showed that the money was moved into Tiffany Crider’s Zelle account.” The victim stated that she had been helping Tiffany with a few bills and that Tiffany took advantage of that. The victim advised the deputy that she was on a fixed income and thought that the mortgage was being paid and Tiffany was not paying it, and now her house is foreclosed, and she is going to be homeless. According to the report, “While going through the victim’s credit, she also noticed that two credit cards were opened in her name that she did not know of either. A capital one card with a credit limit of $300 has a balance of $5443.77. A credit card with a credit limit of $1000 has a balance of $1308.84. The victim also stated that a pair of expensive diamond earrings were missing as well. On September 14th, 2022, Tiffany was arrested on warrants and booked into the Whitfield County Jail, charged with felony theft by taking/larceny/other, financial transaction card fraud, identity theft fraud using/possessing identity information concerning a person, and exploiting/depriving services to disabled/elder/resident.