A Rochester woman accused of stealing more than $138,000 from an elderly woman has been charged with six counts of felony financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
The investigation began Oct. 6, when the woman and her daughter told law enforcement that they had recently discovered the victim's bank accounts were empty. They suspected Kaiser — who had power of attorney to make financial decisions for the woman — had spent the money on herself.
Kaiser had provided the family with a financial statement that purported to show there were still funds in the account; according to the criminal complaint. Authorities were advised by a bank representative that the document was likely fraudulent.
According to the criminal complaint, $61,000 was taken in 2012; more than $51,615 was taken in 2013; and nearly $19,000 was taken through September 2014.
The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a $20,000 fine, or both.
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Woman Charged With Stealing $138,000 From Vulnerable Adult