Thursday, February 12, 2015

Yadkin County woman suspected of exploiting elderly, disabled woman

Mary Elizabeth Crutchley
YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. — A woman in Yadkin County was arrested and charged for misusing her powers as an elderly woman’s power of attorney.

On Monday deputies charged Mary Elizabeth Crutchley, 53, with felony exploitation of a disabled woman.

Investigators said Yadkin County Adult Services suspected Crutchley was misusing her powers in August 2014 and notified police.

Crutchley allegedly cashed a check from the woman’s account and used the money for herself.

She was placed under a $5,000 secured bond and her trial date is set for Feb. 11.

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Yadkin County woman suspected of exploiting elderly, disabled woman


Betty said...

Glad to see a POA case prosecuted.

Sylvia Rudek said...

Good. Sentencing guidelines need to be increased for all persons in fiduciary positions increasing punishment with no time out for good behavior, mandatory jail / prison time with full restitution.

How many times has Mary Elizabeth Crutchley preyed on a vulnerable person with no consequences for her actions?