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Cops: Woman stole dementia-suffering grandmother's identity

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A Long Island woman is accused of stealing her elderly grandmother's identity to fuel her drug habit.  The 83-year-old victim suffers from dementia.

Suffolk County police arrested Elise Sandberg, 33, of Islip Terrace on Monday afternoon.

Police say that in early January 2013, Sandberg used her grandmother's identity to open a credit card account and used the card to pay for Oxycodone prescriptions.  Sandberg also used the card to make cash advances, purchase food and pay for other expenses, incurring more than $5000 in charges in a two-week period, according to police.

Sandberg  was charged with grand larceny and identity theft.  She was scheduled to be arraigned in Central Islip on Tuesday.

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