Missouri woman accused of taking money from a dependent adult in Lawrence

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The Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center is pictured in March of 2022. The center houses the Douglas County District Court and other county services.

Updated at 3:38 p.m. Wednesday

A Missouri woman has been charged with a felony in Douglas County District Court for allegedly taking money from a dependent person in Douglas County.

Marcia Jane Hamm, 58, of Raytown, Missouri, is charged with one count of mistreatment of a dependent adult or elder person, according to the charging document. The document was not clear about the connection between the alleged victim and the defendant, but they share the same last name.

The incident is alleged to have occurred between February of 2021 and June of 2021. The charge alleges that Hamm took property or money that equaled more than $1,500 but less than $25,000 through deception or coercion. Listed as witnesses in the document are assisted living care employees and bank employees.

Hamm was booked into the Douglas County Jail around 4 p.m. Friday and was released later that afternoon on an own-recognizance bond, according to the jail booking log. She is represented by defense attorney Dakota Loomis and is next scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 30 for a status update.

Editor’s note: Because of erroneous information from the DA’s office, this story originally stated incorrect amounts of money that the defendant is alleged to have taken. Those amounts have been corrected.

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