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Woman gets probation for stealing from dependent adults

January 23, 2019

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — An Ottumwa woman has been given five years of probation for stealing from dependent adults.

Wapello County District Court records say 43-year-old Malia Ollom was sentenced last week to 25 years in prison, but the sentence was suspended. She’d pleaded guilty to ongoing criminal conduct after prosecutors dropped several other charges.

Authorities say Ollom worked for Crest Services and was responsible for managing the finances of adults under her supervision. Police were contacted about irregularities that occurred in the clients’ accounts between May 2017 and January 2018.

Authorities say that among the incidents, Ollom fraudulently obtained and used a credit card using information from one of her clients and stole more than $5,700 from another by forging the victim’s name on checks.

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