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Minnesota couple charged with bilking $200K from elderly mother

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Prosecutors have charged a Roseville man and his wife with bilking his mother out of almost $200,000.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Gregory and Kelly Harrington were both charged Thursday with felony financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

According to the criminal complaint, Gregory's 94-year-old mother gave the couple power of attorney in 2015 before she moved into a senior living development.

The woman had $380,000 in savings then. Investigators determined the couple spent about $197,000 of that on expenses that didn't benefit her.

The couple maintained that they reached a family agreement that they could spend the woman's money.

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