Man charged with financial exploitation
A Rochester man accused of not paying the nursing home bill for a woman in his care has been charged with a pair of felonies.
Douglas Craig Munson, 56, faces two counts of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. His first court appearance has been set for Dec. 2.
The investigation began in 2014, when it was determined the victim's bill at a licensed care facility in Rochester hadn't been paid for 10 months. The woman had signed a power of attorney, appointing Munson as her attorney-in-fact, making him responsible for her affairs, the complaint says.
In addition, Munson was allegedly not paying for the victim's prescriptions.
A review of the checking account the two shared revealed Munson was withdrawing more money than he was depositing, court documents say, while living rent-free at the victim's residence.
According to the investigator's reports, Munson had used about $8,900 of the woman's money for his personal use, and had also taken out two loans totaling nearly $14,400.