Police have charged 43-year-old Paula Barker with fraudulent use of personal identification information after they say she waited until her son had been deployed overseas to steal $4000 from his bank account.
When he returned home several months later and found his funds had depreciated without his participation, he contacted police and told them he suspected his mother was the culprit. Investigators asked Barker about the missing money and she said she wasn’t responsible and didn’t even know the account existed.
But police would end up arresting Barker after determining that she’d used her son’s account to buy an airplane ticket and to send herself some cash through Western Union. Probably to buy the remaining hydrogen peroxide needed to get her hair to that “Boo Radley” color she seems to be after.
She is currently behind bars on $5000 bond.Tags: Crime, Florida, fraud, Marine, Paula Barker, Theft