A Genesee Township woman is accused of stealing upward of $20,000 from her mentally disabled great uncle’s bank account to pay her cable bill and have her lawn mowed.
As a result, investigators say the 79-year-old man got kicked out of a Flint assisted living facility for an unpaid $18,000 bill.
Mary Anne Aitken, 43, was charged Wednesday with 22 counts of embezzlement from a vulnerable adult and uttering and publishing.
The county’s elder abuse team began looking at Aitken for misusing her great uncle’s funds in October 2008 but couldn’t make a case against her before the man was ousted from his home for the unpaid debt in January.
“None of the money was used for his needs,” Pickell said.
Aitken was in the Genesee County Jail on $1.1 million bond and she had no attorney on file Wednesday afternoon.
McKeown is now in a new adult foster care facility and under the care of a court-appointed guardian, said Pickell.
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Woman Accused in $20,000 Theft From Vulnerable Great Uncle