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Taxi Driver, Gregory Lockett, Pleads Not Guilty To Stealing From Elderly Mother And Her Daughter In Redwood City

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An East Palo Alto taxi driver pleaded not guilty Friday to stealing thousands of dollars from a Millbrae mother and daughter he drove around regularly, prosecutors said today.

Gregory Lockett, 52, allegedly stole $2,800 from the elderly mother and her daughter, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

He drove the two women around regularly in his cab since they don’t drive and would occasionally come into their home to pick them up, prosecutors said.

Lockett allegedly got possession of their credit cards and, using the card reader in his cab, took about $2,800 from the victims, prosecutors said.

The women’s family noticed the theft and contacted police.

Lockett pleaded not guilty to eight counts of identity theft and one count of elder abuse Friday. He is next due in court Sept. 15 for a preliminary hearing, prosecutors said.

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