A jury found a former caretaker guilty of two counts of felony theft from a 97-year-old Colorado Springs woman with dementia.
The seven-man, five-woman jury took about eight hours over two days to find Timothy Fogle guilty of stealing from Georgia Louise Hare in the summer before her death on Oct. 2, 2007. The jurors also found that Hare was an at-risk person and that Fogle, her head caretaker, had been in a position of trust.
Fogle, 43, faces a possible four to 16 years in prison when he is sentenced by 4th Judicial District Judge David Shakes on May 13. Prosecutors said this is Fogle's first criminal conviction so time in community corrections also is an option.
The verdict capped a two-week trial in which prosecutors portrayed Fogle as someone who once boasted he could convince Hare to “sign anything.”
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Jury Convicts Ex-Caretaker of Theft From Woman With Dementia