Milwaukie police have arrested a La Pine woman on charges of bilking her elderly mother out of more than $224,000 over a five-month period.
Janet Gay Durkee, 61, was arrested Thursday after an extensive criminal investigation that began in September, police said in a news release. She was held at the Clackamas County Jail on first-degree charges of aggravated theft and criminal mistreatment. Bail was set at $40,000.
Durkee was arrested for systematically taking more than $224,000 over a five-month period from the bank accounts of her 85-year-old mother, Geneva E. Smith of Milwaukie, leaving the elderly woman destitute, police said.
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