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Rome woman sentenced for stealing from elderly man

A Rome woman who admitted to stealing money from an elderly man has been sentenced to probation time.

Posted: Jun 21, 2018 4:03 PM
Updated: Jun 21, 2018 4:03 PM

A Rome woman who admitted to stealing money from an elderly man has been sentenced to probation time.

Barbara Flanigan, 57, was arrested back in January and charged with third-degree grand larceny.

Police said at the time of her arrest that Flanigan was accused of stealing just over $12,000 from an elderly man’s bank account during a seven-month period. Police say she had access to the man’s account to help him with authorized purchases, but she was also withdrawing money for her own use. They first became aware of the thefts back in Sept. 2017.

According to the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office, Flanigan previously pleaded guilty to the third-degree grand larceny charge. She was sentenced Thursday to five years of probation and restitution.

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