Woman sentenced for elderly abuse ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Woman sentenced for elderly abuse

More than nine years in prison has been announced to a Franklin County woman after a jury convicted her of exploiting an elderly victim in her care. Pearl I. Westmoreland was also found guilty of money laundering and aggravated white-collar crime in a case that was investigated. “This woman abused her position of trust and authority in the worst way: stealing from an elderly victim who had placed his finances in her hands,” McCollum said in a news release. “He had every right to expect that she would care for him, but instead she used his assets to line her pockets.” She was sentenced to 110 months in prison and must make restitution of more than $218,000 to her victim’s estate. Westmoreland also must reimburse the state for the costs of investigation and prosecution.

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