Lex-Care: Woman's purse stolen, rent money taken

One request for $750 to pay rent was received this week at Lex-Care.

Jennifer Newton, an employee of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, submitted the request on behalf of her client, who is a widow.

Last month the woman was returning to her car at a local shopping center when her purse was snatched from her by a person in a slow-moving vehicle.

The woman had just cashed her Social Security check and had planned to pay her rent and other monthly living expenses with the money.

The robbery was reported to police and an investigation is open. To date, no money has been recovered, and she is trying to catch up on her bills.

Once her rent is paid, she will be financially stable.

You can help: Lex-Care Inc., P.O. Box 1328, Lexington, Ky. 40588. Contact Lex-Care at (859) 699-9859 or