By Press Release
JACKSON – A Tupelo resident faces up to 95 years in prison if convicted of exploitation of a vulnerable person, Attorney General Jim Hood announced today.
Lucy Judon, 54, of Tupelo, reportedly turned herself in to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday and Investigator Joe Sanderson of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit after being indicted by a Lee County grand jury on seven counts felony exploitation of a vulnerable person and five counts of use of a social security number or identifying information to obtain goods.
Her bond was set at $5,000.
At the time the crimes are alleged to have been committed, Judon was providing private sitter services to a 90-year-old who suffers from dementia.
Judon is charged with taking about $25,000 from the person through withdrawals from the his bank accounts and also by opening up credit card accounts using the elderly person’s personal information.
If convicted, Judon faces up to 95 years in prison and $95,000 in fines, as well as $25,000 restitution to the victim.