OGDEN — The Utah Attorney General’s Office has issued a summons to a 43-year-old caretaker accused of taking money from the bank account of a vulnerable adult in Weber County.
Tiffani Ann McBride is accused of one count each of abuse, neglect or exploitation of a vulnerable adult and unlawful dealing of property by a fiduciary, according to a criminal complaint.
The charges are second-degree felonies.
The complaint alleges that, between June 8, 2009, and Jan. 22, 2011, McBride wrote checks to herself and withdrew money from a vulnerable adult’s bank account for her personal use.
The value of the victim’s financial resources used by McBride exceeds $5,000, according to the complaint. The complaint does not mention the age of the victim but describes McBride as a caretaker in a position of trust.
McBride has been summoned to court instead of arrested because she has cooperated with the investigation, said Kaye Lynn Wootton, an assistant attorney general.
McBride is scheduled to make her first appearance in 2nd District Court on May 8.