LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mo. — An investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department led to an arrest and charges for a resident of Uitca.
According to a probable cause statement from the Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, a deputy was contacted by Richard Lee with the Caldwell County Public Administrator’s Office in reference to some unusual bank transactions.
Lee explained to the officer that he had been appointed by a judge to be the Temporary Guardian for Bonnie Lea Thompson.
Lee later said in an e-mail to a Livingston County Deputy that the suspect, Susan Elaine Mobley, 57, became Durable Power of Attorney over Thompson on December 17, 2016 and remained in that capacity until a judge appointed Lee on December 1 of last year.
Mobley’s mother, Bonnie, was diagnosed with dementia in June of 2016, according to Lee.
The financial discrepancies were noticed by Lee, who found that a $10,908.48 certificate of deposit had been cashed in on November 11, 2016, before the same amount was transferred to Bonnie Thompson’s account. It was then immediately withdrawn from the ailing woman’s account before a cashier’s check for $10,908.48 was made out to Susan Mobley.
An officer asked Thompson about the transaction, to which she allegedly stated that the money had been stolen from her by Mobley. When the Deputy followed up with Mobley, she reportedly told him, “talk to my mother, she knows what it’s for.”
Further investigation yielded documents detailing the transaction at Bank Midwest in Livingston County on November 10. According to the probable cause statement, Mobley allegedly told the bank teller that the money was given to her as a gift and that she would be storing it in a safe at her home.
Mobley is now charged with a single felony count of receiving stolen property.
She was taken to the Livingston County Detention Center to be held until she could post bond.
Bond was set at $10,000.00 with conditions, cash only.
Mobley is scheduled to be arraigned in a Livingston County Courtroom on Wednesday, May 24 at 9:00 a.m.