Donna Anderson Pleads Guilty To Exploitation Of A Vulnerable Adult
A Casper woman has admitted to taking a man's social security disability money.
Fifty-six year old Donna Anderson has pleaded guilty to one charge of exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say they were informed by the Wyoming Department of Family Services, that from December 2014 to December 2015, Anderson was being paid by the victim to help take care of him.
However there were times that Anderson, who had access to the victim's debit card, converted the victim's money for her own use, including using $11,000-plus to get her house out of foreclosure.
When interviewed, Anderson said she had permission to do what she did, but didn't keep any receipts, records or logs of any transactions, but the victim denied ever giving permission.
Detectives allege Anderson used more than $27,000.
As part of a plea deal, prosecutors will seek a term of probation, provided Anderson does not have any prior felony convictions, and if she does, then they could seek the maximum of 10 years in prison.
Restitution will also have to be paid.
Anderson is free on $10,000 bond, and will be sentenced at a later date.