The Commercial Appeal

Woman charged with exploitati­on

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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

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