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December 30, 2016

PRESS RELEASE---FELONY FINANCIAL EXPOLITATION OF VULNERABLE ADULT---VSP ST. ALBANS

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 16A206229          

TROOPER: B. Patnode                               

STATION: St. Albans                     

CONTACT#: (802) 524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: Over the course of the past year.

LOCATION: St. Albans, VT

VIOLATION: Financial Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult

 

ACCUSED: Susan Tanner

AGE: 51

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Swanton, VT

 

VICTIM: Bacil Anderson

AGE: 75

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Albans, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

                On 12/15/16, The Vermont State Police, Bureau of Criminal Investigations

had received a report from Vermont Adult Protective Services Investigator Walter

Decker in reference to Financial Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult. Within

Investigator Decker's report, he alleged that a Susan Tanner had gained access

to her Step Father Bacil Anderson's checking account to help Bacil pay his

bills. While she had access to the account, Susan had also written checks and

had automatic payments deducted from the account to pay for her own things

without Bacil's knowledge.

                A subsequent investigation was conducted by the Vermont State Police

which probable cause was found that Susan had taken moneys from Bacil's account

for financial gain to pay for personal expenses in excess of the $500.00 felony

threshold for the Statute of Financial Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult, a

violation of Title 13 VSA Section 1380(c). Susan was fingerprinted and

photographed at the St. Albans State Police Barracks. She was released with a

citation to appear before the Franklin County Superior Court, Criminal Division.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: 02/13/16 @ 1:00pm          

COURT: Franklin County Superior Court, Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION:  N/A    

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Attached in email

PBT: N/A

 

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.