MPD: Woman stole $50K to pay people's MLGW, Comcast bills

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A woman was arrested and accused of stealing money to pay for other people's MLGW and Comcast bills.

Memphis Police Department said several unauthorized withdrawals totaling more than $50,000 were made from a SunTrust Bank account dating back to November 2014.

MPD said Liah Sojourner Gooch-Ford, 34, withdrew the cash from one man's account, and she used the money to pay other people's bills.

Investigators said Ford paid bills for four people who didn't have the money to pay. She would have them pay her half the price of the bill. Then she'd use the money she'd stolen from the SunTrust Bank account to pay their bills in full.

The people whose bills were paid all told police they did not know their bills were paid from stolen banking information. They said Ford would not pay their bill in full until after they gave her half of the money due in cash.

Ford is charged with 19 counts of identity theft and theft of property.

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