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Son charged with stealing elderly mom’s income

A Maine County grand jury indicted a Hampton man on charges that he stole thousands of dollars of his mother’s income while she was in a nursing home. The man charged is alleged to have stolen more than $13,000 between June 2006 and May 2007. Prosecutors allege that the man who held his mother’s power of attorney at the time, took her money for his own use instead of paying his mother’s nursing home bills. The Medicare Fraud Unit, a unit that investigates health-care provider fraud and allegations involving financial exploitation and physical abuse of long-term care residents, is prosecuting the son.

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