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Butler Co. officials: Caregiver stole $50,000 from elderly woman over 1 year

(PHOTO: Butler County Sheriff's Office) (PHOTO: Butler County Sheriff's Office)
BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

The Butler County Prosecutor's Office said they worked with the Butler County Sheriff's Office to end a scam against an elderly woman that lasted almost a year. 

Nancy Jean Taylor, 49, was the caregiver of an 83-year-old woman from Saint Clair Township, according to reports. 

According to investigators, Taylor somehow obtained power of attorney over the elderly woman's estate online and began stealing money after paperwork was notarized. 

A report was taken back in December of last year of a complaint made that Taylor was possibly taking money from the victim, said police. 

"Initially, it appeared what she was doing was legal," said Detective Kim Peters. "She had the proper paperwork giving her rights to the victim's money."

Peters stated that she knew something wasn't right and called upon the Butler County Prosecutor's Office Elderly Taskforce, Adult Protective Services and the victim's bank, Fifth Third, in order to remove Taylor as the power of attorney. 

By doing so, they subsequently charged Taylor for stealing from the victim, said Peters. 

Sheriff Jones stated he was in disgust, but not surprised. 

“There is too much of this going on in this country.  I urge family and friends to become more involved with the elderly.  Ask questions, make phone calls and visit them frequently," said Jones. "We hear about scams all the time and the biggest target is always the elderly.  We cannot be afraid to protect them and the best way to do that is to be a little more proactive and report any suspicious activity."

Butler County Prosecutor Mike Moser stated he appreciated the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office on behalf of the Elderly Taskforce.

Court records show Taylor allegedly stole approximately $50,000.00 of the victim’s money.  She is charged with theft, a felony of the 2nd degree.  

"I am thankful of the joint effort with all involved in getting this woman arrested.  Jail is where she needs to be,” said Jones. 

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