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Authorities allege Flowery Branch woman forged 88-year-old woman’s checks
Wendy Marie Schwarz
Wendy Marie Schwarz

A Flowery Branch woman allegedly forged an 88-year-old woman’s checks and used her money without authority, according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

Wendy Marie Schwarz, 55, was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 19, at her workplace and charged with exploitation of an elder person.

The person who had legal authority over the 88-year-old victim’s finances filed a report to the Sheriff’s Office Monday, Feb. 17.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth said Schwarz allegedly used the victim’s funds over a roughly six-month period starting in September.

Investigators are still trying to determine how much money was allegedly taken.

“Schwarz forged the victim’s checks and had the victim sign her own checks which were made

payable to Schwarz, according to the initial investigation. Schwarz also used the victim’s credit card,” Booth wrote in a news release.

No attorney information was available Thursday, Feb. 20.

Schwarz was booked in to the Hall County Jail, where she is being held on a $11,200 bond.

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