HARRISBURG, PA(WPMT) A Schuylkill County woman is accused of stealing $11,400 in Social Security benefits from her grandmother, who has dementia and was not capable of consenting to the withdrawals from her bank account.
State Attorney Office agents charged Kelly McAlonis, 41, of Pottsville, with one count each of Theft by Deception, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Receiving Stolen Property.
From November 2013 to June 2014, McAlonis personally drove her grandmother from her nursing home to her bank to make $1,000 withdrawals for her own use, according to the criminal complaint.
McAlonis was arrested on Friday February 13, arraigned and released on $5,000 unsecured bail.
To report possible crimes against Pennsylvania senior citizens or for information on elder abuse, contact the Attorney General’s Elder Abuse Hotline at (866) 623-2137 or visit www.attorneygeneral.gov.
The Attorney General’s Elder Abuse Unit investigates and prosecutes those who would cheat, deceive or abuse older Pennsylvanians.