Cynthia Alexander, 28, was indicted by a Sandusky County grand jury in June for the April 19 incident.
She admitted to Fremont police she took the 77-year-old woman’s purse off the counter at her baby sitter’s home when she went to pick up her children, according to a police report. Within a day, she racked up more than $700 in charges.
Police tracked Alexander down by tracing the last charge she made, at a Fremont motel where she had checked in with someone the night before.
The grand jury ultimately indicted her on charges of theft from the elderly, misuse of credit cards and forgery. Friday afternoon she was still listed as an inmate in the Sandusky County jail.