Incident #: 50-14-14912 Date/Time: May 7-June 10, 2014
Police are seeking a woman involved in the theft of cash and unlawful use of credit cards belonging to her 85-year-old grandmother. Jennifer Bell (42) took her grandmothers ATM card and over the course of several days, withdrew $1,800.00 in cash from Dover area ATM’s without the victims consent. Once the victim noticed the withdraws, she notified Dover Police. Bell allegedly confessed the theft to her grandmother as well. During the investigation it was also discovered that Bell and her boyfriend, Bradley Zahner, made numerous purchases from the Dover lowe’s using the victims Lowe’s Visa card to purchase over $1,300.00 in merchandise. The victim had given Zahner her Lowe’s card to make purchases for a landscaping job she asked him to complete. However, Zahner and Bell used the card for unauthorized purchases.
Zahner has since turned himself in to the Dover Police Department and accepted a plea deal on the case. However, Jennifer Bell has refused to turn herself in to the department after numerous attempts. It is believed that bell may be staying near the Marydel area. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111 or call the Delaware Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-Tip-3333 or go online at www.tipsubmit.com.
Officer Releasing Information: Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer