TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A caregiver is accused of stealing a large sum of money from an elderly, disabled person in Lee County.
Mary Smith, 51, of Tupelo, was arrested Monday in the Mt. Vernon area, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.
Investigators charged Mary Smith with three counts of exploitation of a vulnerable adult. | Source: Lee County Sheriff's Department
Investigators charged her with three counts of exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
According to the sheriff’s department, Adult Protective Services reported the alleged crime.
Smith had been hired to take care of the victim and took money for her own personal use, investigators say.
A Lee County grand jury will hear the case at an upcoming date.