Norwich woman charged with conning elderly, stealing debit cards

NORWICH – The Norwich City Police Department charged a woman Monday with several crimes, claiming she conned the elderly and stole debit cards.

Police arrested 37-year-old Thendara L. Hyder, also known by the last name Hartwell, and she was remanded by the Norwich City Court to the Chenango County Correctional Facility in lieu of $20,000 cash bail.

Deputy Chief Rodney Marsh said Hyder was a suspect in three different ongoing investigations and was charged in connection to the cases after police received information from the Public Defender’s Hotline at 336-8477.

Police Chief Joseph Angelino said the acts occurred between September and November. “These activities took place over the course of months and this is only what we know about,” he said.

According to Marsh, Hyder went door-to-door at a local senior housing center, soliciting donations for causes she didn’t represent or that didn’t exist.

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