Hammond, LA – A Louisiana woman accused of using her elderly aunt’s credit card to rack up $12,000 in DoorDash orders is now sitting behind bars on a bond of more than $18 million.
Maili Morris, 31, was arrested on Feb. 16 on a total of 816 criminal counts, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office (TPSO) Chief Jimmy Travis said in a press release on Wednesday.
Morris was apprehended “on a slew of financial crimes” after she allegedly ordered an estimated $12,000 worth of merchandise and food throughout the Hammond area using her 73-year-old aunt’s debit card, Chief Travis said.
The TPSO Financial Crimes Unit’s investigation into Morris began after the victim realized her bank account was overdrawn by several hundred dollars.
The victim took a closer look at her account and spotted multiple unauthorized charges to DoorDash, so she contacted the sheriff’s office for help.
Investigators discovered the victim’s debit card had been linked to Morris’ personal DoorDash account and that it was subsequently utilized to make 136 separate purchases from fast food restaurants, Dollar General, CVS, Walgreens, PetSmart, and Big Lots, according to Chief Travis.
The purchases were all made between November of 2022 and January.
Morris is now facing 136 each of exploitation of the infirmed, access device fraud, felony theft, computer fraud, bank fraud, and identity theft, for a total of 816 criminal counts.
She was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on a bond of $18,360,000.
“Chief Travis wants the public to rest assured that any crimes against the elderly citizens of our parish will not be tolerated and offenders will be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible,” the agency said in the press release.
The sheriff’s office encouraged anyone with questions about financial crimes or possible exploitation of the elderly to contact the TPSO Financial Crimes Unit right away.