Archive for Friday, March 26, 2010

Caregiver sentenced for exploitation

March 26, 2010


— An Arma woman has been sentenced to two years of probation for financially exploiting an elderly woman in her care.

Ernestine Anselmi pleaded guilty in October to one count of mistreatment of a dependent adult. The 73-year-old Anselmi admitted that she took unauthorized payments from 97-year-old Lena Zanichelli totalling nearly $1 million.

Her husband, Ernest, who was also charged in the case, died earlier this year.

Anselmi was sentenced on Tuesday to a suspended 19-month prison term. She was then put on probation, which included 60 days in jail.

She also was required to transfer several properties, including homes, land and vehicles, to Zanichelli’s estate.


Paul R Getto 8 years, 2 months ago

Sadly, this will be the wave of the future; as the baby-boomers increase the aging population in the next 20-30 years, there will be an abundance of opportunities for this type of illegal activity. Not sure how to cure it, but it will most likely happen.

Reuben Turner 8 years, 2 months ago

glad she got caught; just do right people.

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