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Police make arrest in case of fake FPL workers distracting and robbing elderly woman

Woman arrested for allegedly posing as FPL worker and robbing elderly woman
Woman arrested for allegedly posing as FPL worker and robbing elderly woman

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Authorities have made an arrest in the case of an elderly woman robbed by two people impersonating workers from Florida Power & Light.

On Sunday Miramar police announced the arrest of Rachael Demitro on charges of burglary, grand theft from a person 65 years or older and violation of probation.

Last week, 81-year-old Diane Reeves opened up about the horrible experience in which two people dressed as FPL employees distracted and robbed her of jewelry valued at approximately $25,000.

Police have since located and arrested Demitro. As for the second suspect, police said the investigation continues.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.


About the Author:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.