Caregiver accused of taking money from disabled, elderly person

TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – A Tupelo caregiver was accused of taking a large amount of money from an elderly disabled person.

Mary Smith, 51, was charged with three counts of exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

Investigators alleged Smith took the money for personal use.

Smith was arrested after a search warrant on a home in the Mount Vernon area. Lee County Sheriff’s Department began investigating after being contacted by Adult Protective Services.

Smith’s bond is set at $75,000.

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