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Caregiver Charged With Taking Advantage of Old Couple

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Caregiver Charged With Taking Advantage of Old Couple

Henry Meyer was sentenced to 69 months in prison for mail fraud.

 

A 36-year-old Enid woman faces multiple felony charges after Adult Protective Services said she took advantage of an elderly couple.  Shelly Annette Streck was charged Friday with two felony counts of abuse by caretaker. Each felony is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine up to $10,000.  Streck exploited an a 85-year-old man and a 82-year-old woman, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case. The woman had a stroke in 2012, leaving her unable to communicate and requiring constant care. The man began paying her cash every week to care for the woman.  He told APS that if Streck needed extra money, he would give it to her. The man said “Shelly had shown him a video of her exotic dancing, but stated that she is like a daughter and friend.”

Later in the interview, the man told APS he was “changing things to leave everything to Shelly,” and that if anything were to happen to him, Streck would move into his house with her kids to take care of the 82-year-old woman. He said the house was paid off and he wanted to put Streck’s name on the home as well, and that he’d also recently purchased a 2016 Ford Taurus for them to drive around in, and that he put Streck’s name on the car.  He took the 82-year-old woman’s two daughters off the items in his safe they were wanting and said he would be leaving those items to Streck too. He also informed APS he wanted to give Streck power of attorney, but that his attorney refused to make any changes. In addition, the man added Streck to his bank account.

A worker at Health Back Home Health of Enid, which was doctor-ordered to provide care for the woman, told APS they believed Streck was taking advantage of the couple, and that the man was shown a video of Streck stripping. The worker said since the woman’s 2012 stroke, the man was “looking for attention anywhere he can get it and he is very lonely.”  In the interview, the worker told APS that Streck drove the man’s car everywhere, even when he wasn’t with her, and that she “dresses inappropriately to get what she wants, taking advantage of him.”

APS later interviewed Streck, who denied any wrongdoing and that it was the man’s idea, according to the affidavit. The worker wrote in the affidavit “Shelly did not attempt to keep her name off anything, and did not deter (the man) from leaving the family heirlooms to her.”

A warrant of arrest was issued for Streck on Friday and bond set at $300,000.

 

http://www.macon.com/news/local/crime/article194957939.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

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