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Woman charged with stealing money from dementia patient

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ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

A Rowan Count woman has been jailed in Cabarrus County, charged with multiple counts of fraud.

Deputies say a woman who was suffering from Dementia asked a family friend, Barbara Burris, to look after her finances and pay her bills from her checking account while she was in the hospital.

Investigators say Burris instead used the money to pay her own bills.  

They say they found evidence that Burris paid $347.99 on her own power bill one month, then again paid $276.45 for the power bill on another occasion.

In all, investigators say Burris used the woman's money to pay her own expenses at least 19 times and that the money totaled more than $4,200.

More charges could be possible, according to investigators.

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