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Woman arrested for exploitation of a vulnerable adult

Posted: Updated: June 28, 2013 06:40 AM
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JACKSON, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A 70-year-old Petal woman has been arrested on one count of exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, in a statement Thursday, said Deloris Gordan, also known as Deloris Gatlin, was booked Tuesday by the Forrest County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators allege Gordan signed papers naming herself to have Power of Attorney over the affairs of an elderly woman who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and subsequently took money that was intended for the victim.

Hattiesburg attorney Jolly Matthews, with help from Regions Bank, notified Hood's office after unusual circumstances during a check cashing incident.

If convicted, Gordan faces up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

It was unclear whether Gordan has an attorney.

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