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Marshfield woman accused of scamming elderly woman

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By Shereen Siewert

WAUSAU — A 34-year-old Marshfield woman already facing an array of criminal charges in Wood county is accused of scamming an elderly woman out of more than $12,000.

Police say Amy L. Hinojosa, who has used an alias of “Stacy” and is sometimes known as Amy Leikness, took the money from an 82-year-old woman who believed Hinojosa needed the money for surgery. Now, police are asking any other potential victims of Hinojosa’s alleged scam to come forward.

Anyone who has given Hinojosa money should call 715-387-4394 and ask to speak with an officer from the Marshfield Police Department.

The latest charges of theft between $10,000 and $100,000 and three counts of bail jumping were filed Monday in Wood County Circuit Court, after which a judge ordered Hinojosa held on a $10,000 cash bond. She has three additional open cases, all filed in May, with charges of theft, theft by false representation, possession of narcotic drugs, battery and possession of an illegally obtained prescription still pending. Hinojosa was out on a signature bond she was arrested on the alleged fraud.

A preliminary hearing and arraignment is set for July 25.

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