JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police have arrested a woman and charged her with exploitation of the elderly after she allegedly depleted an 82-year old man's checking account of $166,000 since last July.
Police say the victim's son, Elmer Rudd, 45, called police to report the suspect cashing checks on the victim's closed bank accounts.
Stacy Lee Parman told officers she was caring for Elmer Rudd Sr. out of the kindness of her heart. She told police Rudd's son took all of his money.
According to police, they contacted the victim at St. Vincent's Hospital and told them he did not give permission to the suspect to cash any checks on his account, except for bills. Rudd said he would sign his name on the checks and the suspect would fill in the rest of the information on the check.
The branch manager of the Country Federal Bank in Baldwin gave police a print out of the victim's bank account which showed it had been depleted of more than $166,000 since July 11, 2012.
Two witnesses told police the suspect asked them to cash checks for Rudd so she could purchase his medication. Both said they gave the suspect cash and the suspect never went to purchase the victim's medication. Police say all the checks they deposited into their accounts were returned due to the bank account being closed.
Parman was arrested and booked into the Duval County Jail for exploitation of the elderly, $100,000 or more. While in the interview room, police say the suspect took off a homemade bandage and revealed an open laceration that she attempted to reopen from a previous Baker Act incident.
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