York woman accused of defrauding elderly man

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comApril 17, 2013 

— A York woman has been charged with exploiting a vulnerable adult in Rock Hill after police say she defrauded an elderly man in her care over the course of several months.

Marianne Joan Silvers, 48, of 118 Providence Place, is charged with abuse of a vulnerable adult, according to a Rock Hill Police report. She was arrested Tuesday, but released from jail on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.

Last month, York County’s office of the Department of Social Services gave Rock Hill Police documents showing that a Bank of America investigator found that 33 checks were cashed in the name of an 89-year-old resident of Park Pointe Village retirement community in Rock Hill, according to a Rock Hill Police report.

The checks were made payable to Silvers, who was paid $15 an hour to assist the man a few hours each week, the report states. Police discovered that Silvers cashed $6,222 beyond her pay. She was privately hired and not an employee of Park Pointe.

Police issued a warrant charging Silvers with abuse of a vulnerable adult, the report states. She turned herself in on Tuesday.

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