Zenaida Gonzales, 32, is charged with forgery for allegedly cashing checks from a group dedicated to prisoners of war and MIAs without the account holder’s permission.
A 77-year-old man told police Gonzales wrote out more than ten checks from an account he held in the name of Friends of the Forgotten, Inc., the arrest warrant affidavit stated.
An internet website shows Friends of the Forgotten is an organization dedicated to educating the public about POW and MIA issues.
Police said they found out Gonzales had used more than ten checks to make loan payments, pay her utility bills and tuition, and obtain cash, the affidavit stated.
Detectives obtained surveillance pictures from an H-E-B store where several of the checks were cashed.
They said Gonzales later admitted she is the person in the pictures, and that she once worked in the same building as the elderly victim, the affidavit stated.
However, they said Gonzales denied knowing anything about the stolen checks, saying there “must be a mistake,” the affidavit stated.
Gonzales was arrested Thursday morning on a charge of forgery involving an elderly person.