75-year-old pleads guilty to stealing $21K from man
May. 13, 2018
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A 75-year-old former caregiver accused of stealing over $21,000 from a man with dementia has pleaded guilty in a Wyoming court to exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
KGAB-AM reports that Elizabeth Lutz entered the plea Thursday in Laramie County District Court as part of a deal with prosecutors.
In exchange for her guilty plea, the state is recommending a two to four year prison sentence.
Prosecutors say Lutz began living with and caring for a man with dementia in 2012.
Court records say she made 57 unauthorized transactions on the victim's account over a three-month period in 2016.
Lutz remains free on bond. Her sentencing date will be set as soon as a presentence investigation is complete.
Information from: KGAB-AM, http://www.kgab.com