An area woman has been charged in federal court in St. Louis after she allegedly took money belonging to a woman she was supposed to be caring for. Tischa Dwiggins of West Alton, Missouri, was indicted this week on charges of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.
According to the charges, Dwiggins offered to care for the woman in April of 2013 after the 87 year old victim fell and was hospitalized. Authorities say during the period Dwiggins was supposed to be providing care, she used money from the woman to write a check to herself for more than 55-thousand dollars and another check to pay off more than 87-hundred dollars on a credit card. An attorney for the victim became suspicious of Dwiggins and asked to see bank records and contacted authorities.