Man steals from sibling multiple times, admits to crimes
BATON ROUGE- Authorities say a man stole from his sister multiple times in one week.
Jireh Wyre is charged with two counts of access device fraud and theft over $200.
The first incident took place on Nov. 5. According to the affidavit, the victim gave Wyre permission to use her bank card to purchase something for their mother. The victim said Wyre's purchase was not to exceed $10.
Later when she looked at her bank account, the victim learned that Wyre had spent $66.
On Nov. 7, the victim said her new bank card, which was left in an unopened envelope in her purse, had been activated and used at an ATM. She said that $103 had been withdrawn without her permission.
The third incident occurred on Nov. 9. The victim told authorities Wyre stole her air conditioning unit from a window of a home in the 4000 block of Greenwell Street. When she confronted Wyre, he admitted to taking the window unit and pawning it for gas money. He also threatened to kill her if she reported the incident to the police, according to the victim.
On Nov. 15 authorities arrested Wyre.
Wyre admitted to using his sister's card for more than he was supposed to and also stated that the other card belonged to his mother. Authorities said when they asked him if he had permission to use the card Wyre did not answer. When Wyre was told his sister had power of attorney of their mother's finances, he stated, "Well my sister didn't tell me that."
Wyre also admitted to taking his sister's air conditioning unit and pawning for $30 gas money. He also stated that he had intended to get it back.
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