Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Knowingly Exploit Adult By Person Investigation
Date of News Release: 11/09/2011
(Morehead, Ky.) -- Detective D. Zimmerman of the Kentucky State Police Post 8, Morehead arrested Elaine L. Bentley on a warrant while at the residence of Marcella Lambert. Ms. Bentley is charged with Knowingly Exploit Adult By Person greater than $300, for exploiting an elderly person while being in a caretaker role. During the time period between October 27, 2011 and November 4, 2011, Ms. Bentley was a caretaker for Marcella Lambert. Ms. Bentley had removed $900 from Ms. Lambert's purse, then escorted Ms. Lambert to her bank and withdrew $3000 for an advanced payment for her services. On a later date, they went to the Whitaker Bank and attempted to withdraw $60,000 from Ms. Lambert's savings account. Ms. Bentley is held at the Rowan County Detention Center.