LAMPASAS (April 16, 2013)--A man turned himself in Friday after an elderly woman reported nearly $10,000 missing from her bank account.
Brandon Scott Smith, 41, of Copperas Cove, was charged with theft of $20,000 or more but less than $100,000 from an elderly individual, a second degree felony.
In January, Smith’s step-grandmother, a Kempner resident, reported to police that funds had been taken from her bank account and she suspected Smith, police said.
A police investigation concluded that $90,988.81 was transferred to his account via the Internet, police said.
An arrest warrant was issued by Lampasas Municipal Judge Robert Gradel and according to police Smith turned himself in Friday.
Smith was arraigned by Precinct One Justice of the Peace Andy Garcia.
Smith was released from the Lampasas County Jail on $5,000 bond.