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Texas woman sentenced to nine months for financially exploiting mother-in-law

May 30, 2018
OSSIPEE — A Texas woman has been sentenced to nine months in jail for financially exploiting her mother-in-law.

Elizabeth Seibel, 55, of Austin, Texas was sentenced May 23 in Carroll County Superior Court on felony counts of financial exploitation of an elder adult and theft by unauthorized taking. She was convicted of the offenses after a bench trial in March.

Seibel was sentenced to serve 12 months at Carroll County House of Corrections, with 90 days of that suspended for five years. She was also sentenced to serve two to four years at New Hampshire State Prison but that was suspended for five years as well. The suspended portions of the sentence hinge on Seibel remaining on good behavior and paying restitution to the victim.

Seibel was the power of attorney for her 86-year-old mother-in-law from October 2013 to May 2015. In an investigation conducted by Conway Police Department, it was determined that during that time Seibel stole approximately $102,000 from the elder Seibel and used most of the money to purchase and renovate a home in Conway.

The New Hampshire Attorney General Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau works with local police to investigate and prosecute crimes involving elder abuse and financial exploitation. If you suspect an elderly person is victim to either of these crimes, contact your local police department or Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services at (800) 949-0470.

Garnet Hill
Penny Pitou
Martin Lord Osman
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