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Carole Erickson arrested for allegedly exploiting elderly man

12:58 PM, Nov 21, 2013   |    comments
Carole Marie Erickson, 52
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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- A Duval County woman was arrested Wednesday for exploiting an elderly St. Johns County man, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

Carole Marie Erickson, 52, allegedly took money from her  73-year-old father for her personal gain.

Financial Crimes Detective Henry Miller started an investigation when family members of the victim discovered Erickson had been removing the money from the victim's account.

During the investigation, the detective discovered that Erickson made 41 ATM withdrawals between June 4, 2012 and October 14, 2013 totaling more than $20,000.

Erickson received Power of Attorney when she was living with the victim and at the time, the victim was recovering from surgery and was disabled.

In addition, Erickson allegedly made several unauthorized debits and purchases for her own use just over $29,000.

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