2018 News Releases

Bourbon County woman found guilty of mistreatment of a dependent adult

Release Date: Mar 29, 2018

FORT SCOTT – (March 29, 2018) – A Bourbon County woman was found guilty today of mistreatment of a dependent adult, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Denise Lynette Adkins, 55, of Fulton, pleaded guilty today in Bourbon County District Court to one felony count of mistreatment of a dependent adult. The case stemmed from an investigation by the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office, which discovered that between June and July 2017, Adkins worked as an in-home caregiver for a dependent adult and made personal purchases on the victim’s credit card. The defendant also opened a credit card account in the victim’s name and made unauthorized purchases for herself. As part of the plea, Adkins agreed to pay $5,778.56 in restitution to the victim.

District Judge Mark Ward took the plea and scheduled sentencing for May 31 at 1:30 p.m.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Paul Brothers of Schmidt’s office.

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