WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A former sergeant with the Metropolitan Police Department was sentenced Friday for theft from a senior citizen.
Thirty-six-year-old Aisha Hackley was sentenced to 18 months in prison on a charge stemming from the theft of $40,005 from an 85-year-old D.C. resident. She was ordered to serve her sentence immediately.
Hackley, also is known as Aisha Jackson, pleaded guilty in August 2011. Hackley, who was assigned to the Second Police District in Northwest, resigned from the MPD as part of her plea agreement. She has paid full restitution.
The 85-year-old victim filed a police report in December 2010 stating that her bank account was targeted in a lottery fraud scam. The Bank of America was alerted about the suspicious activity. Then, Hackley met the victim in response to the police report, but instead of helping the victim, Hackley began stealing from the bank account.
As part of Bank of America's investigation, an investigator spoke with Hackley, who said that she was assigned to work on the victim's case. The investigator said Hackley said that the victim had short-term memory loss and didn't know what she was doing. Hackley also told the investigator that the victim gave her personal account information to some people who made web-based and Automated Clearing House payments.
The Bank of America was contacted again on May 31, 2011. The victim reported several checks were written against her account and made payable to "Aisha Jackson." A total of 14 checks were made payable to Aisha Jackson or one of her relatives. When law enforcement searched Hackley's home, they found blank checks from the victim's Bank of America accounts.