Teen Arrested After Stealing $13,500 In Cash From Her Grandma’s Life Savings And Giving It Out To Her Classmates
A 14-year-old girl, in Florida, allegedly stole $13,500 from her grandmother’s life savings, took it to school, and passed it out to other students, Insider reports.
Police were called to Lake Weir Middle School, Thursday on reports that a girl was distributing hundreds of dollars to other students, even those she did not know, reports state. Police say that the young lady alleged that the money was given to her by a friend who was moving out of town and told her to give it out.
School officials notified parents about the incident to help retrieve some of the money back. One parent told the outlet that her daughter had told her about a girl she did not know trying to give her money.
“She was like, ‘Yeah, mom! The child did come up to me and ask me if I wanted $100,'”
Michelle Spaulding told the outlet.
“And she said, ‘No, it’s got to be stolen, I don’t want nothing to do with it.'”
According to KDFW, school officials and police have tried to get the money back so far, regaining $2,500 which was still in the girl’s backpack, and another $700 that was returned by other students. Police arrested the teen and she now faces felony charges of grand theft.
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