DERRY TOWNSHIP (KDKA)- A man and a woman from Derry have been charged with ripping off a 97-year-old woman.

Pennsylvania State Police arrested 58-year-old Cindy Pickering and 50-year-old David Leary on forgery charges.

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Police say the two used several unauthorized forged checks to make cash withdrawals from the victim’s bank account. They are accused of taking a total of $1,200 from the elderly woman.

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The forgery involved checks taken from the home in the 100-block of Heather Drive in Derry Township.

The checks were cashed between June 26 and Aug. 21 of this year.

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