Mother Accused of Stealing Marine Son's Money While He Was Deployed

February 16, 2012 Updated Feb 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM EDT

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Mother Accused of Stealing Marine Son's Money While He Was Deployed

February 16, 2012 Updated Feb 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM EDT

According to a news release from the Volusia (Fla.) County Sheriff's Office, a 43-year-old Florida woman was arrested this week for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from her son's bank account while he was deployed in the Marines.

The woman is charged with fraudulent use of personal identification information, according to the news release. The woman allegedly used the money to buy an airplane ticket and sent cash to herself through Western Union, according to police.

Read the Volusia County Sheriff's Office news release HERE.