There's nothing that bothers me more than hearing when older people are taken by crooks. It's happened again, right here in eastern Iowa, and this is the woman who's been charged with the crime.


According to KWQC,  authorities accuse 30-year-old Audrey Elaine Slyter of Davenport of obtaining nearly $36,000 from a grandmother whose grandson was behind bars. Slyter reportedly told the grandma that she was with a law firm that was working on behalf of the woman's grandson. It went on for four months earlier this year. The Quad-City Times says Slyter, and other conspirators (at least two) she was working with, received 20 checks from the grandmother during that time period. The accused crooks apparently told the woman the money would go toward payment of medical bills and attorney fees for her grandson.

The Scott County Sheriff's Office website shows Slyter has been charged with three felonies. They're first-degree theft, ongoing criminal activity, and conspiracy. Charges against the other two people involved in the scam could be coming.

[via Vinelink Scott County Jail, KWQC, and Quad-City Times]