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Tuscumbia woman charged with stealing nearly $50,000 from elderly man

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Kristen Lee Polenik

Kristen Lee Polenik

A Tuscumbia woman faces one count of financial exploitation of the elderly after allegedly stealing thousands from an elderly man.

A Colbert County grand jury indicted 36-year-old Kristen Lee Polenik on the charge March 9, though records show she wasn't arrested until July 30.

The indictment says Polenik took $47,807 from the man. Polenik was released from jail the day of her arrest on $15,000 bond.

Arraignment has been set for Sept. 8.

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