By: Courtney Shaw
Lisa Dotson, 40, pleaded guilty to aggravated theft with forfeiture specifications and money laundering.
Dotson will face up to three years of parole when she is released.
As part of Dotson's plea deal, she testified against her niece, Latasha Wisniewski, in August for similar charges.
her testimony, Dotson also explained how she would earn a 50%
"kickback" on checks from the victim's account she helped cash.
was sentenced to three years in prison after being found guilty of
theft and money laundering after she systematically siphoned off as much
as $150,000 from a 89-year-old man Parma Heights man she had moved in
with and for whom she promised to care for.
The case follows an
exclusive 5 On Your Side investigation--"Unprotected"--detailing the
growing crime of elderly financial exploitation and the lack of
resources to investigate and prosecute.
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