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Illinois man sentenced for financial exploitation of elderly

Jack Stanley (Source: Carbondale PD) Jack Stanley (Source: Carbondale PD)
JACKSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

An Orient, Illinois man was sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections on September 6 for financial exploitation of an elderly person.

Jack Stanley, 53, had previously pleaded guilty.

On September 24, 2015, Detectives with the Carbondale Police Department began an investigation into the possible financial exploitation of an elderly Carbondale citizen.

The victim, at that time, was 69 years old.

Carbondale Detectives met with and were assisted by Shawnee Alliance for Seniors.

It was reported that an individual, identified as the defendant, Jack Stanley, had been charging over-inflated prices for yard and house work being performed for the victim.

During the investigation, a number of bank records were obtained and reviewed.

It was determined that over a period of three years, the defendant and others charged the victim in excess of $63,000 for simple yard work, such as trimming bushes and trees.

The defendant also charged seriously over-inflated prices for simple home repair work, such as painting a shutter or awnings on the victim’s home. 

On September 6, the defendant pleaded guilty to Financial Exploitation of an Elderly Person, a Class 1 Felony, and he was sentenced to nine years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with a two-year period of Mandatory Supervised Release.

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