APD Makes Elder Abuse Arrest – February 17, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

APD Press Release

ARCATA – On Feb. 9 the Arcata Police Department received the report that an elderly woman was a victim of possible financial abuse at the hands of her adult son.

APD detectives, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and two local banks worked together to determine that the woman’s son had allegedly written more than 43 checks, forging his mother’s name and stealing nearly $10,000 from her. The 83-year-old woman, who lives on a fixed income, was dependent on her son’s assistance in preparing checks for paying bills.

On Wednesday, Feb. 16, detectives arrested 58-year-old Hurley Miller of McKinleyville on suspicion of forgery and elder abuse. Miller was booked into the Humboldt County Jail.

Adult Protective Services was notified and will be providing assistance.

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