Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Almost $350K From Sister With Alzheimer’s

Chris Jasurek
By Chris Jasurek
May 15, 2018Videos
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Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Almost $350K From Sister With Alzheimer’s
Jewell Davis (WHO screenshot)

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A 79-year-old Iowa woman has pleaded guilty to robbing her sister, who lives in a nursing home and struggles with Alzheimer’s, WHO reported.

Jewell Davis, 79, used her power of attorney over the estate of her sister, Iva Grossman to enrich herself, WHO reported.

Davis took the money from the sale of Grossman’s home and bought two homes for herself, and wrote personal checks on her sister’s account. She was charged with stealing at least $346,380 from her sister.

Des Moines police began investigating Davis in April 2017 after receiving a complaint from the Iowa Department of Human Services, WHO reported.

Davis was arrested and charged on Jan. 16. She admitted immediately to using her sister’s money for herself.

Davis pleaded guilty to theft, to avoid a concomitant charge of financial exploitation of a dependent adult. She faces 10 years in jail and a $10,000 fine. As part of her plea deal, her lawyers asked for a deferred judgment or a suspended sentence, and no jail time.

 

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