2 accused of stealing from elderly relative

December 19, 2011 2:58:05 PM PST
Two suburban Northbrook residents are charged with aggravated identity theft for allegedly writing checks from an elderly woman's bank account.

Linda and Howard Horn are accused of registering for online access to their relative's account and using that access to write checks. Howard Horn is also charged with residential burglary. Linda Horn faces an additional criminal damage to property charge.

The investigation started in October when the victim told police someone was writing checks from her bank account.