Hub City woman accused of stealing money from vulnerable adult

Hub City woman accused of stealing money from vulnerable adult
Elaine Dozier was indicted for one count of felony exploitation of a vulnerable person (Source: Forrest County Jail)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg woman is facing years behind bars for allegedly stealing money from a man who’s finances she was responsible for managing.

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood announced Thursday that Elaine Dozier, 56, has been indicted for one count of felony exploitation of a vulnerable person by a Forrest County grand jury.

Dozier was arrested by the AG’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit after an investigation uncovered evidence that she was stealing money from a man who is staying at a health and rehab center in Hattiesburg.

If convicted, Dozier faces up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Dozier is currently being held at the Forrest County Jail.

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