AG: Woman stole $11K from grandmother with dementia

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) – State prosecutors have arrested a central Pennsylvania woman on charges she stole Social Security benefits from her 99-year-old grandmother.

Kelly McAlonis, 41, of Pottsville, allegedly stole $11,400 between November 2013 and June 2014, according to Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office.

McAlonis drove her grandmother from her nursing home to her bank to make $1,000 withdrawals, then used the money for herself, authorities said.

Her grandmother has dementia and was not capable of consenting to the withdrawals from her bank account.

McAlonis was charged Friday with theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. She was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

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