Rogers County Woman Accused Of Stealing $50K From Elderly Couple
ROGERS COUNTY, Oklahoma - A warrant was issued Monday for a Rogers County woman accused of stealing $50,000 from an elderly couple with dementia. According to an affidavit, Kathleen Livingston, 67, is accused of committing 46 acts of forgery between December 14th, 2012 and February 15th, 2014.
The report says Livingston is a family friend of the victims. It says their daughter noticed in early 2014 dozens of checks written from her parents’ accounts to Livingston totaling more than $50,000.
The victims’ daughter believed the checks were forged and asked Livingston to explain, the affidavit says. Livingston originally told the daughter that her mother had written the checks, but it was pointed out that she was in the hospital when some of them were written. The affidavit says Livingston then said the couple wanted her to have the money but Livingston offered to pay it back by signing over a life insurance policy.
According to the report, the elderly woman involved gave a statement on February 28th, 2014 saying Livingston did not have the right to sign her name and was not given any money. The affidavit said she also presented copies of each check to be examined.
Livingston faces 46 counts of uttering a forged instrument, a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison.