April 17, 2013 at 1:06 PM
Police: Redmond woman strapped elderly mother to bed, stole $67K from parents
A 65-year-old Redmond woman who was arrested Tuesday on investigation of unlawful imprisonment and first-degree theft is accused of tying her elderly mother to a bed and wheelchair for hours at a time, and stealing $67,000 from her parents since summer 2011, according to Redmond police.
A criminal case has not yet been turned over to King County prosecutors for a charging decision, said spokesman Dan Donohoe. The woman was administratively booked into the King County Jail on Tuesday and thenreleased, he said.
According to Redmond Police Lt. Charlie Gorman, officers were asked to conduct a welfare check in August 2011 on “an elderly lady.” The suspect’s 89-year-old mother “was strabbed into her bed up to 12 hours a day,” and was also strapped into her wheelchair, Gorman said.
Neither of the woman’s parents were receiving proper food or medications, even though the daughter — who had power of attorney over her parents — was being paid $3,000 a month for their care, he said.
Detectives discovered that the woman’s daughter stole more than $67,000 from her aging parents, both of whom suffer from dementia, Gorman said in a news release.
The woman’s mother and 92-year-old father are now living in an adult family care home in Monroe, Gorman said.
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