Mary Shealer Charged For Financial Exploitation Of Senior

A Pennsylvania woman has been arrested for financially exploiting a senior she had the power of attorney over, police said.

Mary S. Shealer

Mary S. Shealer

Photo Credit: Berks County District Attorney's Office

Mary S. Shealer, 58, is charged with multiple felony counts related to theft, Berks County DA John Adams said.

According to forensic auditors, Shealer drew checks totaling $9,600 from the victim's bank account in 2019 and 2020, without the victim's knowledge or consent, Adams said. Authorities were notified of the incidents in August 2021, according to the DA.

Shealer surrendered to Berks County detectives on an arrest warrant on Thursday, June 13, the DA's Office said. Court records show she's being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond. 

Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 28. 

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