Woman facing charges in apparent stolen check operation

Tania Hurd, 24, accused of trying to cash $650 stolen check

SAN ANTONIO – Tania Hurd, 24, is accused of trying to cash a $650 check that Olmos Park police said was stolen from an ill, elderly man.

An arrest warrant affidavit stated the Hurd got cold feet in the middle of the alleged crime June 1 and walked out of the bank, leaving behind the check and her driver's license.

The affidavit stated that police began investigating the case June 7 when they received a call from relatives of the elderly man. They told investigators that they had been notified by the victim's bank that someone had cashed about $9,000 worth of checks against his account.

Police said they determined that the checks, which were made out to various people, had been stolen from the victim's home.  The check Hurd had attempted to cash was among those, the affidavit stated.

Although Hurd is the only person facing charges in this case at this time, the affidavit stated that police believe others were involved, inlcuding a man who provided in-home health care for the victim.

The affidavit stated that the man who owns the checks is elderly, ill and unable to speak.

The case is still under investigation.

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