Police arrested Katharine Rosenthal, the former Eagan woman accused of stealing nearly $400,000 from the inheritance of an autistic neighbor, early Tuesday at a motel in Baxter, Minn.
She will be arraigned in Dakota County this morning on four counts of theft by swindle, four counts of theft and four counts of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult, all felonies.
Rosenthal allegedly stole at least $387,000 from the inheritance of Kevin Farley, a 49-year-old Eagan man with high-functioning autism. Rosenthal and her husband, Aaron, were granted general power of attorney by Farley's father, Bill, before his death in May 2004.
According to the criminal complaint, Rosenthal withdrew thousands from Farley's account, cashed in savings bonds in Bill Farley's name and moved Farley's money to an account she shared with her husband when Farley revoked the power of attorney.
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Baxter Police Arrest Woman in Inheritance Swindling Case