Maid stole $65,000 from family, police say

Charged with 18 counts of forgery after family finds account empty

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Maid stole $65,000 from family, police say
A housekeeper from St. Rose is accused of stealing checks from the family she worked for before forging and cashing them in for more than $65,000.

Liliam J. Arevalo, 38, of 126 Ann Lane, was arrested after the family tried to cash a check and was told by their bank that they had insufficient funds to do so. They researched the account and learned that there were a number of checks forged for payment in Arevalo’s name, Capt. Pat Yoes, spokesman for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, said.

The 18 checks were all stolen and forged from April to November, Yoes added.

Arevalo is charged with 18 counts of forgery and unauthorized use of an access card as theft over $1,500.She is being held at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center in Killona under a $1 million bond.

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