Caretaker sentenced for stealing almost $14K from elderly couple

Posted at 4:16 PM, Aug 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-06 16:16:06-04

York County, Va. – A woman who stole nearly $14,000 from a Yorktown elderly couple while she was their caretaker has been sentenced to 90 days in prison.

Michele Conley was charged with ten counts of forgery in late 2014.

Michele Conley

Michele Conley

Court records say Conley used the Ruth and Edward Martin’s credit card for hotels, concert tickets even to pay for her bills and Zumba classes.

The couple also said she cashed several checks Edward says he doesn’t remember writing.

A judge in York County sentenced Conley to 30 years in prison with 29 years and nine months suspended, leaving three months to serve.

The sentence is conditional based on supervised probation and that she pays nearly $30,000 in restitution back to Ruth and Edward Martin.


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