Saturday, October 17, 2015

PSL woman charged with exploiting elderly

PORT ST. LUCIE - A Port St. Lucie woman with power of attorney for a woman and her recently deceased sister allegedly ran up more than $20,000 in fraudulent charges on their credit cards, authorities said.

Evelyn Millet, 48, who lives in the 7200 block of Pine Lakes Boulevard, was charged with exploitation of the elderly. A judge signed a warrant for her arrest on Tuesday, and she surrendered at the St. Lucie County Jail on Wednesday. She was released on a $15,000 bond.

Millet worked at a senior living facility in Port St. Lucie where the two women lived, and they gave her power of attorney after they moved from the facility, according to a warrant affidavit.

A power of attorney allows someone to handle the finances of another person for that person’s benefit, but Millet used the credit cards for her own benefit, the affidavit said.

The godson of one of the women called the Florida Division of Children and Families after seeing the high card balances, it said, and DCF called police in June.

Millet told police she had permission to use the cards as compensation for her assistance as long as she paid the money back, and said she was working on repayment, it said.

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