W. Columbia woman wanted in thefts from disabled woman
Aug 5, 2011 2:06:00 PM - thestate.com
West Columbia police are looking for a woman accused of stealing money from a disabled woman in her care.
Lydia Nichole Smith, 22, Aiken Street, Gaston, is described by the department as a caretaker of a 63-year-old wheelchair-bound West Columbia woman for the last year. Smith is suspected of stealing the victim’s credit card and making $1,200 in unauthorized purchases. She also is accused of cashing the victim’s stolen checks for more than $2,200.
Warrants issued for Smith charge her with forgery, financial transaction card theft and violation of the adult protection act.
Anyone with information about Smith’s whereabouts can leave a tip – anonymously if desired – at Crime Stoppers at (888) CRIME-SC (274-6372) or the West Columbia Police Department at (803) 794-0721 – Kelly Davis
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