Wednesday, March 9, 2016

RI woman charged with financial exploitation of elderly woman

A Rock Island woman was arrested Friday after police say she took more than $5,000 from an elderly woman between 2014 and 2016.

Kim Kathleen Smith, 50, is charged with unlawful financial exploitation of an elderly person, a Class 1 felony punishable by four to 15 years in prison.

Smith was arrested at 1:26 p.m. Friday in the 3400 block of 12th Street. Bond on the warrant was set at $50,000.

A criminal complaint filed in Rock Island County Circuit Court states that between Dec. 4, 2014, and Jan. 6, 2016, Smith “while standing in a position of trust and confidence” over a woman older than 80 knowingly and by deception obtained control of her property, namely money and a watch, with a value of more than $5,000.

As a part of her bond conditions, Smith was ordered to stay away from the woman and her family.

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RI woman charged with financial exploitation of elderly woman


Barbara said...

I particularly like the stay away order in this case.

Jamie Lamborn said...

Funny how they make a big deal out of this person's theft of $5,000.00 but ignore the Probate Courts,the Fiduciaries/Guardians, along with their high paid attorneys, stealing thousands from the elderly every day!

Amberlee Watkin said...

I dont find it funny at all. What if the person this horrible woman stole from had something like Alzheimer's? Would you find it funny if it had been your family member? What if that watch was an heirloom to pass down? The point isn't what was taken, it's the fact that this human garbage took advantage of her position. It isn't funny, not one bit.

Amberlee Watkin said...

what if this had been your family member? What if this elderly woman had something like Alzheimer's? I find it "funny" you seem to excuse the theft of an elderly persons things over a different type of theft. At the end of the day, that human garbage used her position to take someone's things. I can only hope that when you are elderly, you never find yourself in the position where someone you trust turns out to just be using you. Also, if you find the theft of $5,000 anything funny, you obviously have more than you know what to do with.