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!