Woman charged with stealing from grandmother

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington police say Sabrina Muncey, 45, forged several checks on her grandmother's bank account, worth more than $5,600.

"I guess she was buying drugs," explained the theft victim, Myrtle Peters.

Peters tells WKYT-TV she welcomed Munsey into her home after she was released from jail in February. Peters said she'd just suffered a stroke and was looking forward to having Munsey as help.

Starting in April, police say Munsey started writing checks she stole from Peters. In addition, Peters says Munsey stole items including a rug, antique knife collection and camera to pawn them.

"My daughters said, 'Mom, this is it. Something has to stop her. So, she called police and called them over here.'"

Peters says Munsey also tied a door with a vacuum cleaner chord so she couldn't get to another part of the house by a garage just two weeks ago.

A judge entered a not guilty plea on Munsey's behalf. She faces forgery, theft and exploitation charges.

Muncey is charged with seven counts of forgery, theft and exploitation of an adult.

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