Deborah Bernard, 51, of 57 Tyler St., No. 804, was arrested Thursday morning by Nashua police after a months-long investigation prompted by a letter from the Bureau of Elderly Adult Services that expressed concern the victim was being exploited.
According to police, the investigation revealed Bernard made multiple unauthorized withdrawals from the victim’s bank account for her own personal use. In total, more than $1,500 was taken, police allege, but they did not disclose the total.
Financial exploitation of the elderly is a Class A felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.
Bernard’s bail was set at $15,000 cash or surety.
Anyone with information regarding this case can contact Nashua police at (603) 589-1665.
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Nashua woman charged with exploitation of the elderly