HOLLYWOOD (CBS4)- Surveillance cameras released by police show Jason Kertesz using his mother’s credit cards and her rental car on the night she was found dead inside her home, according to police.
Kertesz was arrested Monday on an unrelated charge of violating his probation. His mother, 62-year-old Irene Kertesz, was murdered in her home at the 2400 block of NW 57th Way around 9 p.m. Saturday. Her husband, who discovered her body, called police, according to Lt. Diana Pereira.
Police are considering Jason Kertesz, 29, the suspect in her suspicious death.
The tape, released by Hollywood police Tuesday, shows Kertesz getting out of a taxi at an ATM several miles away from his mother’s home.
Officials said Kertesz took out an undisclosed amount of cash using a credit card belonging to his mother.
Hollywood Police confirmed to CBS 4 News that they have been tracking Jason Kertesz since he used the credit card the gas station on Saturday night. Police said Kertesz was also driving his mother’s rental car. Her car had been stolen in the past few weeks.
A check of state records reveals that Jason Kertesz has been arrested numerous times since 2000.
CBS 4 cameras captured one of his arrests in March 2006 when Kertesz led police on a chase through the streets of Miami-Dade and Broward. He was arrested for grand theft of a motor vehicle and aggravated fleeing and eluding. He was sentenced to four years in prison.
Records show he left prison in January 2010.
Irene Kertesz worked as a secretary at St. Lawrence Catholic School in North Miami Beach for the last 12 years.
“She was wonderful and everybody loved that woman,” said Father William Ebert.
Kertesz’s neighbors, however, seemed to know very little about her or her husband.
Police have released very few details about their investigation, including how Kertesz died.