Police: Three stole $631K from elderly Palos Hills woman’s account

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Three people are suspected of stealing more than $630,000 from an elderly southwest suburban woman, and while one is behind bars, the others may have fled to the Philippines, police said.

Joliet resident Marion Issert, 65, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of felony senior financial exploitation, according to a statement from Palos Hills police.

Between June and October 2014, three female suspects took $631,000 from the bank account of the elderly woman, who was living in Palos Hills, police said.

Detectives worked with the Plows Council on Aging and Cook County sheriff’s police, and ultimately found most of the money in accounts in two different banks, police said. The accounts were frozen, and authorities recovered all but $88,000.

All three suspects fled the area, but authorities found Issert living in southwest suburban Joliet, police said. Authorities are still searching for the other two suspects, but believe they headed for the Philippines.

Issert is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing Wednesday morning at the Bridgeview courthouse.

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