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April 19, 2017

PRESS RELEASE---VSP ST ALBANS---FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF A VULNERABLE ADULT

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A201751

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Det. Tpr. Ben Patnode                             

STATION: St. Albans                    

CONTACT#: (802) 524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 2016-2017

INCIDENT LOCATION: Franklin, VT

VIOLATION: Financial Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult

 

ACCUSED: Crystal Morse                                               

AGE: 34

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Enosburg Falls, VT

 

VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of

sexual assault or domestic violence.)

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

                On 04/11/17, the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations

was notified of a case from Adult Protective Services Investigator Walt Decker.

Within his report, he found evidence that a female, identified as Crystal Morse,

had made several unauthorized account transactions from an elderly females

account in access of $500.00. The elderly female was under her care at the time

of those transactions where Crystal had access to her accounts. Vermont State

Police Investigators reviewed the APS case and subsequently issued Crystal Morse

a citation to appear before the Franklin County Superior Court, Criminal

Division for Financial Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult. 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: 05/22/17 @ 1PM                                                                                

COURT: Franklin County Superior Court, Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A     

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: IMAGE INCLUDED

PBT: NOT APPLICABLE

 

 

 

*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.