- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

DURANGO, Iowa (AP) - A Durango, Iowa, woman has been charged with theft and elder abuse, accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from an aunt who had Alzheimer’s.

The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2afPZdA ) that 44-year-old Molly Bodish made an initial court appearance Wednesday and posted $5,000 bond.

The Associated Press could not find a phone number for Bodish on Thursday. The newspaper says Bodish didn’t return its phone message seeking comment

Dubuque police say they began investigating the possible abuse of an 80-year-old woman in May 2015, after her death.

Police say a search of the woman’s bank records show Bodish wrote checks to herself or for her personal use from her aunt’s account totaling more than $365,000 over several years.

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Information from: Telegraph Herald, https://www.thonline.com

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