The Commercial Appeal
Woman charged with exploitation
JACKSON — A 70-year-old Petal woman has been arrested on one count of exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
Mississippi Atty. Gen. Jim Hood, in a statement Thursday, said Deloris Gordan, also known as Deloris Gatlin, was booked Tuesday by the Forrest County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators allege Gordan signed papers naming herself to have Power of Attorney over the affairs of an elderly woman who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and she subsequently took money that was intended for the victim.
Hattiesburg attorney Jolly Matthews, with help from Regions Bank, notified Hood’s office after unusual circumstances