A home health care worker has been convicted of stealing money belonging to an elderly patient.
Julianna Mari Lane of Tucson was found guilty of fraudulent schemes and artifices and financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
Over the course of seven months, 46-year-old Lane defrauded a vulnerable adult of money in Tucson. The loss was discovered by the patient's family member, who received notices for insufficient funds.
"Crimes of this kind are among the most disturbing," said Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne. "The vulnerable adult patient in this case trusted Ms. Lane to offer professional care and was instead the victim of theft."
Sentencing is set for May 14, 2012. She is facing between 6.5 and 25 years in prison.
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