Ann Marie LaCourse, 48, of Sleepy Eye, appeared in court Friday (March 30) to plead guilty to financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
In the plea bargain, LaCourse will pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $10,000 within one year, be on supervised probation for one year, spend six days in jail over the course of three weekends with an additional 30 days with an at-home monitoring system.
LaCourse was fined $1,000 and faces additional impositions at her sentencing May 11 at the Brown County Court House.
She will undergo a psychological evaluation before sentencing and has already completed a compulsive gambling program.
She had been charged with four counts of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult and four counts of theft after an investigation began in April 2011, when an officer with the Sleepy Eye Police Department (SEPD) was contacted by Brown County Family Services (BCFS).
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LaCourse Pleads Guilty to Financial Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult