|Megan LeAnn Burleson|
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged 30-year old Megan LeAnn Burleson of Andalusia with elderly exploitation, theft of funds from a person 65 or older, altering or Forging Bank Bills or checks, and uttering a Forged Bank Bill or check with intent to defraud.
An Alabama woman hired as a caretaker for a 94-year old Niceville resident is now charged with defrauding the man of nearly $12,000 over a six-month period.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged 30-year old Megan LeAnn Burleson of Andalusia, Alabama with elderly exploitation, theft of funds from a person 65 or older, altering or forging bank bills or checks, and uttering a forged bank bill or check with intent to defraud, according to an OCSO press release.
Burleson is currently being held in the Okaloosa County Jail in Crestview.
An OCSO investigator says Burleson became a caretaker for the victim in December 2019. The investigation revealed between January and May 2020 she stole and forged a dozen checks, and between February and May she altered five legitimate paychecks to make the amount appear greater than what was originally written.
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Caretaker accused of stealing from 94-year-old Niceville patient