2 from West Frankfort accused of taking around $100,000 from elderly woman

Published: Oct. 26, 2015 at 7:43 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2015 at 8:57 PM CDT
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Jeffrey Connell (Source: Franklin Co. Sheriff's Department)
Jeffrey Connell (Source: Franklin Co. Sheriff's Department)

WEST FRANKFORT, IL (KFVS) - Two West Frankfort, Illinois residents are accused of exploiting the elderly.

Jeffrey M. Connell, 37, of West Frankfort, was charged with financial exploitation of the elderly.

Police say charges against Anna M. Connell, 81, of West Frankfort may also be forthcoming.

According to police, as of February 2014, an elderly widow living in West Frankfort was allegedly exploited by two acquaintances on multiple occasions.

They say according to the story from the acquaintances, this allegedly exploitation continued until October 2015, when police became involved.

Police say an alleged $100,000 was taken from the woman.

The suspects, Jeffrey and Anna Connell, were located and interviewed.

According to police, they allegedly provided false and misleading information to the victim.

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