A plea agreement will result in probation and a requirement that two Morgan County women repay nearly $40,000.
As a part of their plea, Joyce Gill, 64, and her daughter Jewell Maul, 39, will not be serving time in jail, but will instead be placed on probation and assessed several fines and fees, as well as restitution of $40,000.
The women are accused of making $39,449 in transactions from the bank account of Norma Notson, who was 88 and in their care at the time.
According to probation orders, each woman will be placed on two years of second-chance probation.
Conditions of their probation include submission to random drug testing, 30 hours of community service, no criminal activity, obtain or attempting to obtain employment and several other terms.
Prior to the deal, both women were charged with financial exploitation of an elderly person. As a part of the plea, charges were amended to theft over $10,000 but not exceeding $100,000 after they “exerted unauthorized control over property of Norma Notson, being $39,449.43 of … currency, intending to permanently deprive Norma Notson of said currency’s use.”
In addition to the $40,000 in restitution that was repaid to Notson’s family, they were both assessed an additional $899 in fees, including fees for Crime Stoppers, assessment fees and DNA analysis fund fees.
The plea came after motions to dismiss all charges were denied in February. Attorneys for Maul and Gill argued that the women could be prosecuted because of an oral agreement between a prosecutor, Ed Parkinson, and Gill’s husband, Robert Gill — who is Maul’s father — and his attorney Scott Hanken.
That pact, they contend, was a condition of Robert Gill’s first-degree murder guilty plea in the 2015 shooting death of of Andrew Maul, who was Jewell Maul’s ex-husband.
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