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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

New Orleans Pair Charged with Stealing Money from Deceased Elderly Woman

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that TRINA ROBAIR, age 44, and MICHAEL REED, age 62, both of New Orleans, Louisiana were charged yesterday with a one count Bill of Information charging them with Bank Larceny in relation to stealing at least $149,500 from an elderly deceased woman for whom ROBAIR was a caretaker, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(b).

According to the Bill of Information, REED was a handyman who performed work on the elderly woman’s home.

The charging document, filed in court, states that ROBAIR had access to the elderly woman’s accounts because she was incapacitated.  ROBAIR did not have permission to steal the money.  The Bill of Information further states that ROBAIR stole $149,500 and REED stole $20,000.

The statutory penalty for Bank Larceny is ten (10) years imprisonment, $250,000 fine, three (3) years supervised release, restitution and a $100 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney, Carter K. D. Guice, Jr.

Topic(s): 
Elder Justice
Updated July 20, 2018