Police: Woman stole $9K from cancer patient

A woman accused of stealing money from a terminally ill cancer patient was arraigned on Tuesday in Hempstead. New York State Police troopers say Erin O'Hanlon, 34, pretended to be fashion executive

News 12 Staff

Dec 2, 2015, 8:00 AM

Updated 3,117 days ago

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A woman accused of stealing money from a terminally ill cancer patient was arraigned on Tuesday in Hempstead.
New York State Police troopers say Erin O'Hanlon, 34, pretended to be fashion executive Kate Sullivan and was able to take out more than $9,000 from banks in Commack and Freeport. The alleged transactions were made just days before Sullivan died of cancer.
Investigators say they used social media to help them identify O'Hanlon, but when they tracked her to her home in Connecticut, they found that she had fled.
O'Hanlon was taken into custody in Hollywood, Florida, and then extradited back to New York by the NYPD.
She's facing felony charges of grand larceny and two counts of identity theft. Her bond was set at $15,000, and she is due back in court Dec. 3.


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