Woman charged with robbing dead boyfriend

MILTON, Fla., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A Florida woman told police she is so "scatter-brained" she accidentally stuck an extra zero on a check for $100 written on her dead boyfriend's account.

Teresa Lynee McDonald's explanation did not wash, the Northwest Florida Daily News reported Wednesday. She faces a series of charges, including grand theft, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff said.


McDonald, 49, who lives in Navarre in the Florida Panhandle, said after her boyfriend died in February she had to raid his account to pay for the funeral, outstanding bills, real estate taxes and to get her car repaired.

Police reports say McDonald forged her boyfriend's name on checks worth a total of $23,470 including, presumably, the accidental $1,000 check.

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