Local couple accused of forging checks of woman with dementia

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Kyleigh Ambrosecchia, of Maryland Heights, and Tyler Evans, of St. Ann, were charged with forging checks of an 80-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease. Photo Credit: STL Today

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) _ A St. Louis County teenager and his girlfriend are facing charges for allegedly swindling an 80-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Tyler Evans and Kyleigh Ambrosecchia, both 19, face felony charges and are jailed on $25,000 bond. They do not yet have listed attorneys.

Police say the couple was found passed out in a car Jan. 16 in Maryland Heights. Police say they found drug paraphernalia, suspected heroin and several checks for an account belonging to a woman with Alzheimer’s.

The checks found with Ambrosecchia and Evans had been signed with a misspelled version of the woman’s name.

The couple had been hired in December to do household chores for the victim.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch