Thursday, November 24, 2016

Woman to pay restitution, serve jail time for exploiting 93-year-old

CHARLESTON -- A woman was ordered to pay restitution and to spend time in jail after she admitted stealing money from a 93-year-old woman.

Nikola M. Cone, 37, for whom court records list an address of 1600 S. Second St., Mattoon, also admitted threatening three people with a gun in a separate incident and was placed on probation for two years.

The sentence was part of the agreement that included Cone's guilty pleas to chargesof financial exploitation of an elderly person and aggravated assault.

The exploitation charge accused her of using a debit card belonging to the 93-year-old, for whom Cone had power of attorney, to deposit $116 in the jail account of her boyfriend, who was in custody at the time.

The charge in connection with that, which took place in June and July of last year, was a felony offense. Probation terms in that case included restitution and three weekends in jail, set for January and February.

The assault charge alleged Cone threatened others with a gun on Dec. 26, 2014, and was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. She was ordered to forfeit the gun in that case.

Other probation terms included substance abuse treatment and other counseling and payment of about $1,400 in fines and court fees.

Coles County Circuit Judge Teresa Righter sentenced Cone by accepting the terms of a plea agreement that Assistant State's Attorney Tom Bucher and Public Defender Anthony Ortega recommended.

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Woman to pay restitution, serve jail time for exploiting 93-year-old


Caroline said...

I love it when the criminals get the fully monty sentence.

Patty said...

She got the kitchen sink thrown at her which is what she deserved.