LEESBURG — A Leesburg man was arrested for failing to pay his mother’s nursing home bills from her Social Security account and instead using some of the money at casinos.
Jonathan C. Davis, 427 EMS T7 Lane, Leesburg, is being charged with count I exploitation of an endangered adult, a level 6 felony, and count II theft, a level 6 felony.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on April 29, an Indiana State Police officer spoke with an Adult Protective Services employee who advised Jonathan Davis was the power of attorney for his mother. She explained he had control of his mother’s finances.
Davis’ mother has been in Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center since November of 2014. Davis had been making payments of $200 or $300 to Mason’s. The last payment Davis made was on Feb. 26. The outstanding bill at Mason’s at that time was $45,772.50.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the officer found that Davis’ mother received Social Security and a pension, of which Davis was in charge.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Thursday, May 6, a meeting was scheduled between Mason facility administrators, Davis and an officer to discuss payment and the continued care of the mother. Davis did not attend the meeting.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the officer obtained Davis’ mother’s bank records and discovered money in the account was being used to purchase gas. Funds had also been used at casinos and restaurants. From January to May, Davis used $12,579.65 from the account.
Davis was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Friday, Dec. 2, in the Kosciusko County Jail with a bond of $5,250 surety and cash.