Bridgeport woman charged with embezzling over $200,000 from relative suffering from dementia

Leslie Vinson is accused of diverting the funds for her personal use, writing and endorsing checks totaling over $200,000 to herself, family members, and her business.

News 12 Staff

Sep 26, 2023, 10:56 AM

Updated 237 days ago

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Leslie Vinson, a 60-year-old resident of Bridgeport, has been arrested after voluntarily surrendering to police for allegedly embezzling over $200,000 from an elderly relative suffering from dementia.
Vinson had been granted Power of Attorney status for the elderly family member.
However, upon further investigation, it was revealed that Vinson had allegedly failed to attend to the basic needs of the elderly relative, including neglecting to settle their bills.
Instead, she is accused of diverting the funds for her personal use, writing and endorsing checks totaling over $200,000 to herself, family members, and her business.
This purportedly left the victim with a meager $500 remaining in their account.
Vinson is now facing first-degree larceny charges in connection with the allegations.


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