A Tulsa woman is accused of stealing from a 93-year-old woman. Wednesday, the victim's family spoke out about the frustrations they've dealt with to clear up the fraudulent charges.
Prosecutors said Britney Hays re-routed people's mail then used their identities to set up fake credit cards and bank accounts. Hays is accused of taking $15,000 from the victim's bank account. Her son-in-law said they were lucky to get most of it back, but now, his mother-in-law is worried constantly she will become a victim again.
Jim and Robin Milton were at the courthouse Wednesday to check on the case. They said they first noticed a $1,000 charge on his mothers-in-law's bank account to Paypal. Milton said the charge raised red flags because his mother-in-law, Laura, doesn't have a Paypal account or even a computer. He said then Laura began getting mail from credit card companies, but she doesn't have a credit card either.
Milton said the family spent months trying to clear up the charges and discovered someone had changed his mother-in-law's address to a P.O. box in Tulsa. "For this to happen to my own mother-in-law, very frustrating. I knew what to do. So I went through all those steps. Robin and I did and my brother-in-law did. We kept hitting dead ends. It's really a well just give us your report, but in order for something to happen with that report you just have to keep following up," said Milton.
He said they changed Laura's mail back to her correct address but, it got re-routed again, so they had to change it once again. Milton said because he's an attorney, he knew what to do, even though it was still time-consuming, but he's worried about the other victim who wouldn't even know where to begin.