A West Smithfield resident was arrested by Smithfield Police following a fraud investigation. On January 20th, Smithfield Police received a report from a family member of a 90 year-old woman that $4,723.04 was missing from her bank account.
Police allege a neighbor who had befriended the elderly woman, and had assisted the victim with errands, gained access to her bank account information to transfer money to her personal account using a cash app. The alleged thefts occurred between Dec. 22, 2020 and Jan. 19, 2021.
Angela Jean Hill, also known as Angela Hill Gregory, age 35, of Skyland Drive, Smithfield was arrested January 22nd and charged with a felony count of obtaining property by false pretense.