A Knoxville woman has been arrested and charged with theft and willful abuse and neglect of her 81-year-old Clarksville uncle.
Constance Porter, 56, who was entrusted with the man’s finances and personal care, reportedly had been making charges and transactions with her uncle’s personal account without permission prior to abandoning his care.
An agent with the Adult Protective Services Association alerted Clarksville Police to the alleged exploitation of the man’s bank account, according to the affidavit.
Porter was the authorized user for the victim’s bank account, but was to use the account specifically to benefit him.
An investigation revealed the man’s bank account had been charged several times by Clarksville Enterprise Rent-A-Car, according to court records.
Porter reportedly rented a vehicle in September 2019 making approximately $2,469 worth of transactions from the same account.
After a trip to Knoxville, Porter allegedly abandoned her duty as caretaker, but other family members stepped in and were able to replace her.
On Wednesday, Jan. 5, Porter was arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Jail on a $10,000 bond.
She’s been charged with auto theft and willful abuse, neglect or exploitation of the elderly.