Prineville woman arrested for elder abuse
A Prineville caregiver was arrested last week for multiple elder abuse crimes following an investigation that began last month.
Prineville police began an investigation on April 23 at a modified living area specific for senior citizens. Officer Jonathan Adkins, who led the investigation, spent several weeks combing through bank records of an elderly female who was being cared for by 50-year-old Prineville woman Shawna Mohning.
The investigation revealed Mohning had stolen several thousand dollars' worth of the victim's money for her own personal gain, including applying for loans and using the victim's personal information. The money was stolen while Mohning was being paid to care for the victim.
After further investigation, Mohning was interviewed and arrested on May 15 for first-degree criminal mistreatment, computer crime, identity theft, first-degree and second-degree theft, fraudulent use of credit card and negotiating a bad check. Mohning was lodged in Crook County Jail on $100,000 bail. Additional charges are pending.
Prineville Police Department thanked Adult Protective Services and the Crook County District Attorney's Office for their help with the investigation.
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