A Port Byron, Ill., woman is facing felony charges in the theft of $27,000 from a 74-year-old female relative in 2008.
Sarah L. Feurt, 36, is charged in Rock Island County Circuit Court with felony counts of financial exploitation of an elderly person and theft.
The alleged theft occurred between March and September 2008. The case was investigated by the Illinois State Police Medicaid Fraud Unit based in Sterling, Ill.
Master Sgt. Keith Owano said the incident was reported to the unit by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The victim is a resident of Aspenwood Healthcare Center in Silvis, Ill., and the unit investigates crimes at Medicaid-funded facilities, Owano said.
Feurt made a first appearance in court Friday and was released on a $25,000 recognizance bond. She is scheduled back in court Nov. 24.
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Port Byron Woman Charged of $27,000 From 74-Year-Old