A woman pled not guilty today to charges that she financially exploited more than $15,000 for a 93-year-old woman for whom she was employed to provide at-home care. The 49-year-old employee is charged with elder financial abuse by a caretaker, a penalty punishable by up to four years in prison. The woman was arrested after her employer’s bank became suspicious about checks that had been deposited and contacted the police. The county’s prosecutor stated that the employee forged 42 checks totality $15,395 from the woman’s account. Financial abuse has become one of the most common forms of elderly abuse. To read more about the financial exploitation, please click the link.