Police: Woman stole dad's benefits, spent on alcohol and Internet cafe

Published: Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10:16 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10:16 a.m.

A Gainesville woman accused of stealing money from her elderly parents to spend at an Internet cafe and on alcohol was arrested on various charges Thursday evening.

Lynn Gambles Johnson, 58, of 1325 NE Third Ave., was charged with grand theft, fraudulent use of a credit card and exploitation of the elderly, according to an arrest report.

Gainesville police were contacted by Johnson's sisters, who said she was stealing by using a credit card belonging to her father. The card is for an account into which her father's Veterans Affairs disability check is deposited.

Police accessed the account and found that card had been used 27 times from June through November for about $2,800, the report states. Most of the transactions occurred at the Golden Internet Cafe, Xtra Liquors, a Kwik Stop convenience store and Ace Check Cashing, where cash withdrawals were made.

Police located Johnson at the Internet cafe and arrested her.

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