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Exploiting the Elderly: Two Arrests This Week in Assault, Defrauding Cases

JACKSON, Miss.–Two people have been arrested in separate cases involving the exploitation of elderly people. Both were indicted by grand juries in the areas where the crimes happened..

Taking a resident of a care home with him to co-sign for a car loan is the charge against Matthew Hubbard, 32, of Jackson. Atty. Gen. Jim Hood said Hubbard worked for a facility in south Mississippi when it happened.

That put the elderly person on the line for over $21,000.

Hubbard is charged with exploitation of a vulnerable person and turned himself in after he was indicted by a Harrison County grand jury. He could get 10 years and a $10,000 fine.

Hitting a vulnerable person in the head is the charge against former certified nursing assistant Belynthia Ross, 31, of the Jackson area. She’s accused of doing that at a nursing home and rehab facility in Brandon.

She was indicted by a Rankin County grand jury and turned herself in.

Ross could get five years and a $10,000 fine.

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