Daily Journal masthead

Woman pleads not guilty to elder abuse after authorities accused her taking money from man

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

DEER LODGE, Montana — A 68-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty to elder abuse after authorities accused her of cashing a senior citizen's checks totaling more than $48,000 and stealing his cat.

Dorothy Horne, of Lincoln, entered her plea this past week in Deer Lodge district court to elder abuse, exploitation by common scheme.

The Montana Standard reports (http://bit.ly/1DlDoLP ) that Horne is accused of obtaining checks from a 68-year-old Elliston man between Jan. 1, 2012 and May 1, 2015.

In addition, a local veterinary clinic indicated the money was used to pay for the care and treatment of Horne's animals.

According to court records, Horne also told the victim that his cat had died when in fact it was alive and with her.


Information from: The Montana Standard, http://www.mtstandard.com

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Subjects:

Places:

 

Follow Daily Journal:

All content copyright ©2015 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.