Employed to help the elderly with life responsibilities, an Elizabethtown woman has been charged with improperly using bank account cards of men she was hired to assist.
Dawn Desiree Brown, 35, faces four felony charges. She was arrested Wednesday night following a Kentucky State Police investigation.
According to police, she used clients’ bank cards to help make her car payments, pay cellphone bills and have her nails done.
According to an arrest citation, Hardin County Adult Protective Services contacted Post 4 after PNC Bank reported what it believed were “suspicious activities” on an account.
The arrest report said Brown “freely admitted” to authorities to using the cards. She is accused of making more than $35,000 worth of improper purchases.
On one bank card account, the “fraudulent/suspicious activity” amounted to $25,602.72. The other account was believed to have been for more than $10,000, the citation read.
According to the citation, Brown told investigators she frequently “had to pay expenses out of her own pocket” for their care and that she then would use the cards to be reimbursed for those expenses.
Brown is charged with two counts of knowingly exploiting adults of more than $300; fraudulent use of a credit card of more than $10,000; and theft by deception including cold checks of $10,000 or more.
All of the charges are Class C felonies punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted.
Brown is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. She is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. Sept. 28.