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Jones County Resident Sentenced for Exploitation of a Vulnerable Person

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The following is a press release from Attorney General Jim Hood's office:

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Jackson, MS- A Jones County woman is going to prison for exploitation of a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Lena Mae McGuire, 51, of Ellisville, pleaded guilty Monday before Jasper County Circuit Court Judge Eddie H. Bowen to two counts of exploitation of a vulnerable person.

McGuire was sentenced to 10 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections on each count with count two to run concurrent to count one, for a total of 10 years behind bars. Before being released, she is to begin paying restitution to the victim in the amount of $23,496, court costs of $451.50, $100 to the Crime Victim's Compensation fund and a $500 fine.

At the time the crimes were committed, McGuire worked as a caregiver to the victim and wrote checks to herself without the victim's permission.  For a period of about four months, McGuire cashed $23,496 in checks from the victim's accounts for her own use.

The case was investigated by Shannon Spence of the Attorney General's Vulnerable Adults Unit and prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Larry Baker.

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