Covington woman, 53, arrested for fraud, elderly abuse

Sandra D. Paulsen. Photo/Fayette County Jail.
Sandra D. Paulsen. Photo/Fayette County Jail.

A Covington woman who traveled to Chamblee attempting to cash a check stolen in Fayetteville ended up in the Fayette County Jail.

Sandra D. Paulsen, 53, was charged with two counts of financial identity fraud and two counts of elder abuse, according to Fayette County Jail records.

Sheriff Barry Babb said a business mailbox was broken-into in the Kenwood Business Park on March 16.

Paulsen on a later date attempted to cash the check in Chamblee, at which time the Fayetteville business was alerted, Babb said.

The check Paulsen attempted to cash had been written to the business by an elderly couple as payment for services, said Babb, adding that both their names were on the check.

Paulsen was subsequently arrested at her home in Covington on July 14.