A woman is accused of scamming a 94-year-old assisted living facility resident out of thousands of dollars, St. Petersburg police said today.
The suspect, Jane Vatelot, 68, 7300 Sunshine Skyway Lane S., No. 206, is a licensed professional guardian who was contacted about assisting the victim with finances. Police said she was granted a Power of Attorney designation from the victim who lacked the capacity to consent at the time. This gained Vatelot access to the victim's living trust account.
The investigation revealed Vatelot used the victim's funds for her own personal expenses, including mortgage, credit cards and car insurance payments. The loss is approximately $126,000.00.
Vatelot is being held on $100,000 bail.
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