Two women from Hardin County paid $118,000 restitution and were sentenced for their roles in financial exploitation of an elderly woman from Clinton County.
Hazel F. Martin, 74, and Iris Hodge, 63, both of Radcliff, were sentenced in Hardin Circuit Court to serve weekends in jail for the next year for their roles in taking money from the accounts of Marie Farmer, who was at the time of the thefts hospitalized or living in a nursing home, according to a news release from the state attorney general's office.
Martin, who had power of attorney for Farmer, admitted that she had used her position to take more than $100,000 from Farmer's accounts. She pleaded guilty in August to four counts of knowing exploitation of an adult, over $300.
Hodge admitted she had facilitated the thefts by letting Martin deposit checks drawn on Farmer's accounts into her own account. She pleaded guilty to one count of receiving stolen property, under $10,000, and four counts of facilitation to exploitation of an adult, over $300.
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Farmer died while the case was pending. Martin and Hodge paid full restitution to her family, the attorney general said.