Sunday, February 28, 2016

Keokuk woman arrested on elderly exploitation charge

KEOKUK, Iowa -- An Iowa woman was arrested Friday and charged with financial exploitation of the elderly after an investigation by Quincy police.

According to a Quincy Police Department news release, Laura Hawkins, 55, of Keokuk, was arrested in Keokuk. Police said they were notified by Sycamore Healthcare of a 77-year-old resident who was possibly being financially exploited by a family member who was acting as a power of attorney for the person. An investigation found that several thousand dollars allegedly had been misused.

Hawkins was released on a notice to appear. Her first appearance in Adams County Circuit Court has not been scheduled.

The Keokuk Police Department assisted with the investigation.

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Keokuk woman arrested on elderly exploitation charge 

1 comment:

Betty said...

And probably the victim is now in a guardianship.