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Wichita woman sentenced for stealing from ailing stepmother

 


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita woman who took $54,000 from her stepmother's account while the older woman was in a nursing home with dementia has been sentenced to two years and eight months in prison and ordered to pay restitution.

Shelby Frias, 53, was sentenced Friday for mistreatment of an elder person. She also was ordered to pay restitution, District Attorney Marc Bennett said in a news release. The 72-year-old stepmother had failing health and dementia and died about five months after the theft was discovered in 2017.

At her trial in January, Frias testified her stepmother wanted h...



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