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Woman accused of stealing more than $4,000 from father’s bank account

A woman accused of stealing more than $4,000 from her father's bank account has been jailed in Auburn.

Andrea Phillips, 42, described as transient, was arrested April 5 by Placer County sheriff's property crimes detectives. She allegedly used her father's bank access card over several days to withdraw the funds from various ATMs, according to a Sheriff's Office Facebook post.

She gained access to her father's personal identification number, or PIN, when her father previously allowed her to use the card only for food and gas. She allegedly obtained the card by unlawfully entering her father's home and taking the card from his wife's purse when the house was unoccupied, the news release said.

Phillips was booked into the Placer County Jail in Auburn on suspicion of identity theft, theft from an elder, burglary, theft of an access card and unauthorized use of an access card, as well as three probation violations. Inmate information available online indicates that she is ineligible for bail.