Emporia woman going to prison for financial mistreatment of elderly mother-in-law

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EMPORIA, Kansas — An Emporia woman convicted of using her elderly mother-in-law's money to make expensive purchases for herself has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison.

The Kansas attorney general's office says 56-year-old Dalene Miller was sentenced Friday in Lyon County District Court.

Miller was convicted in July of mistreating and conspiring to mistreat a dependent adult.

The state began investigating in 2011 after a complaint to Adult Protective Services. Prosecutors said Miller was a trustee for her 93-year-old mother-in-law but failed to pay her expenses while buying herself a house, a farm, a truck and other items.

Miller's husband is also charged in the case and is scheduled for trial in November.

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