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Woman Charged in Elder Abuse Case

Three women have been jailed on elder abuse allegations that they were involved in a scam that bilked an elderly man out of more than $150,000 he received from a settlement. One woman is charged with two counts of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. The woman is also accused of forcing the 78-year-old victim to live in a shed in her back yard without plumbing. Investigators say the woman abused her power of attorney and her role as a caregiver, spent most of the money from the lawsuit settlement and then transferred what little she had not spent her account. Financial exploitation has become all too common amongst the elderly. To read more about the financial abuse, please click the link.