Power of attorney charged with taking, using man’s money for personal use

Power of attorney charged with taking, using man’s money for personal use
New Glarus Police Department

A New Glarus woman faces six felony charges for allegedly not paying for a man’s health care and taking the money for her personal gain, officials said.

New Glarus police officers received information in August 2016 from Green County Human Services regarding theft of money from an elderly man living in New Glarus. The suspect, 59-year-old Mary Way, was the man’s power of attorney, according to a release.

Way was not making the man’s health care payments, and was taking the money to pay her mortgage and utility bills, taking cash and using the money for other personal items not related to the man’s care and well-being, officials said.

Way was arrested Monday and faces three felony charges of theft in a business setting and three felony charges of identity theft for financial gain.

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