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Cable repairman accused of stealing Boynton Beach woman's checks, cashing them for more than $6,000

Jean David
Posted at 7:53 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 19:54:50-05

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — A cable repairman is accused of stealing a Boynton Beach woman’s personal checks last summer and later cashing them in for more than $6,000.

Jean Elie David, 34, of Delray Beach, who is employed by Hotwire Communications, is charged with burglary to an occupied dwelling, grand theft, uttering a forged instrument and ongoing scheme to defraud.

On Dec. 18, the victim reported to police that several of her checks had been cashed without her permission totaling $6,477.

Police said all of the checks appeared to be filled out and signed by Jean David with a signature distinctly different from the victim.

According to Boynton Beach police, they later confirmed with Hotwire that David worked at the woman’s home on July 6, 2018.

Investigators said bank surveillance video and images recorded on Dec. 1 showed the suspect depositing some of the forged checks into his bank account.

On Jan. 16, police said David admitted to investigators that he deposited the checks and could not come up with a reason why the victim would have given him the checks.

David was arrested, charged and booked at the Palm Beach County Jail at 4:56 p.m. Wednesday.

Jail records show he posted bail and was released Thursday at 6:55 p.m.