Seminole County Sheriff's Office: Orange City woman arrested on charges of defrauding elderly Lake Mary woman

informationBy HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

LAKE MARY, Fla. -- The Seminole County Sheriff's Office has arrested an Orange City woman on multiple felony counts of scheming to defraud an elderly Lake Mary woman out of $5,00 to $10,000. 

Geeta Rai, 35, was booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford on Thursday where she has remained over the weekend on $18,000 bond in the alleged scamming of the 65-year-old victim she befriended. Seminole County Sheriff's detectives said they believe there may be other victims and that Rai nay have used another alias. 

Geeta Rai, 35, (shown above n her mug shot) was booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford on Thursday where she has remained over the weekend on $18,000 bond in the alleged scamming of the 65-year-old victim she befriended. Seminole County Sheriff's detectives said they believe there may be other victims and that Rai nay have used another alias. 

Anyone with information on Rai is asked to call Seminole County Sheriff's Detective Paul Michelson at 407-665-1440.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.