Updated 2 months ago
A Whitley County woman who was supposed to be taking care of an elderly couple is now accused of taking advantage of them instead.
Police say Jeannie Brewer was indicted after a five-month investigation. Corbin police say they have page after page of checks, most of them they say written by Brewer, who at the time was a caretaker for an elderly couple in town. In total, investigators say it was more than $10,000 dollars.
Police say there were checks written in Brewer's name and seven in her children's name.
Investigators say they began looking into the case when the head caretaker noticed something was wrong, and the payroll check Brewer tried to cash bounced. Police spoke with all four caretakers, and they say Brewer gave them a bogus story. She was asked by the main caretaker to cash the checks in her name so she could give the money to another caretaker.
Police say Brewer started writing the checks back in November of last year and continued through February of this year. Brewer was indicted in July, and police finally caught up to her last week.