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Suspect poses as salesperson, forges elderly woman's check

Merion Smith (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Merion Smith (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Hamilton County woman is behind bars after police say she scammed a 93-year-old woman.

Police say Merion Smith, 43, came to the victim's home posing as a salesperson. She then stole a check from the woman's checkbook.

Smith then tried to cash a $150 check at the bank. When the first bank she went to refused to cash it because of signature discrepancies, Smith went to another bank. She then admitted she stole the check from the victim's home and signed it to get the money.

Smith is charged with burglary and forgery. She was taken to the Hamilton County Detention Center.

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