Florida Teen Allegedly Stole Parents’ Money To Hire A Hitman To Kill Them, Cops Say
Cops say she allegedly withdrew $1,400 from her mom and stepdad's account in a failed murder-for-hire plot.
Authorities in Florida allege a teenager used her parents’ stolen debit card in a failed attempt to hire a hitman to kill them.
On Monday, detectives charged Alyssa Hatcher, 17, with two counts of criminal solicitation for murder, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
The plot allegedly came to light when a classmate of Hatcher’s at Umatilla High School contacted a resource officer. The witness claimed Hatcher offered another classmate "a lot of money” to find someone to murder her mother and stepfather.
Police claim Hatcher used her parents’ stolen debit card to complete two cash withdrawals — one for $503 and the other for $926.40.
According to the affidavit, Hatcher admitted stealing the debit card. She allegedly said she spent $100 on cocaine and gave $400 to a friend to find someone to kill her parents. When the friend failed to act, Hatcher allegedly said she paid another person $900 to commit the murders.
Hatcher is in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice, police said.
“The parents did press charges,” Sergeant Fred Jones with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office told Orlando's WOLF-TV. “When it comes to something like that, I cannot imagine the shock you would be in as a parent knowing that this is my daughter — what my daughter intended to do.”