Delaware State Police

Troopers Arrest House Cleaner for Identity Theft – Greenwood

Jodi WRIGHT

Greenwood – Delaware State Police have arrested a local house cleaner on multiple felony charges, after it was discovered that over over a three month time period, she had stolen multiple checks from her 72 year old client, and then forged their signature, before cashing them.

The investigation determined that in December of 2017, Jodi L Wright, 39, of Felton was hired to clean a private residence, located in the 9000 block of Blacksmith Shop Road, Greenwood. In March, 2018 the victim noticed suspicious activity on her bank account at which time multiple unauthorized transactions were discovered. Further examination of bank records identified 25 fraudulent transactions in which checks were cashed, totaling $9,200.00.

On Friday, March 29, 2018 Wright was arrested and formally charged with the following:

  • Identity Theft (F)
  • Theft Under $1500 (Victim 62 years of age or older) (F)
  • Forgery 2nd Degree (F) 25 COUNTS
  • Theft by False Pretense Over $1500 (F)

Wright was then arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #3 and released on $128,000.00 unsecured bond.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact M/Cpl. C. Arnold at Troop 5 by calling 302-232-3479.

If you have employed Wright and believe you may have been victimized contact your local police agency.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 040218 0905

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