Northeast Ohio woman accused of stealing over $600,000 from elderly, disabled people

A northeast Ohio woman is accused of scamming elderly and disabled people while serving as their caregiver, allegedly stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of benefits, finances and even loans that she helped patients take out.

Lisa Dotson was indicted in September on five counts of theft, identity fraud and misuse of credit cards, according to court documents.

Dotson reportedly used the stolen funds on gambling, entertainment and luxury purchases.

According to the indictment, Dotson accessed financial accounts of an elderly man with disabilities and stole $633,736 by writing checks, using electronic payments and transfers, changing beneficiary designations and making ACH direct deposits.

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