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Ocala man accused of exploiting elderly person for more than $100,000

An Ocala man has been arrested after investigators said he exploited an elderly person who was suffering from memory loss.Leonard Chiasson, 61, was arrested and charged with exploitation of an elderly person for $50,000 or more, according to officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.According to a report from the Sheriff’s Office, in early October 2019, the victim’s bank reported possible exploitation of the elderly victim after the victim reviewed their banking statements and found that Chiasson had spent more than $100,000 from their checking account, credit card and investment accounts.Chiasson had been given power of attorney for the victim, the report said, when the victim began experiencing memory loss issues. Over the next several months, officials said withdrawals and charges totaling more than $130,000 were made to include a $1,900 charge for fireworks, $6,800 at a local bar, multiple cash withdrawals, and more.Chiasson was booked into the Marion County Jail and was held until he posted a $10,000 bond.Check back with WESH 2 News for updates as they become available.

OCALA, Fla. —

An Ocala man has been arrested after investigators said he exploited an elderly person who was suffering from memory loss.

Leonard Chiasson, 61, was arrested and charged with exploitation of an elderly person for $50,000 or more, according to officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a report from the Sheriff’s Office, in early October 2019, the victim’s bank reported possible exploitation of the elderly victim after the victim reviewed their banking statements and found that Chiasson had spent more than $100,000 from their checking account, credit card and investment accounts.

Chiasson had been given power of attorney for the victim, the report said, when the victim began experiencing memory loss issues. Over the next several months, officials said withdrawals and charges totaling more than $130,000 were made to include a $1,900 charge for fireworks, $6,800 at a local bar, multiple cash withdrawals, and more.

Chiasson was booked into the Marion County Jail and was held until he posted a $10,00

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