2 Caddo Parish women arrested for stealing from 96-year-old woman

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SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) – Two women are in custody, accused of stealing $400,000 from the bank account of a 96-year-old woman.

Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says 39-year-old Jennifer Smith, of Shreveport, and 39-year-old Alice Haralson, of Stonewall, were arrested this week on a charge of exploitation of the infirmed.

Smith is the victim’s granddaughter and had power of attorney for her estate between April 2012 and August 2013. She is accused of misappropriating $200,000.

Haralson was a personal sitter for the victim and had power of attorney between August 2013 and July 2014. She is also accused of misappropriating $200,000.

An investigation determined the victim’s money had been spent on trips, furniture, clothes, restaurants and beauty salons.

Both women are being held on $150,000 bond at Caddo Correctional Center.

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