KOSCIUSKO — A Topeka man was recently arrested after a nursing home noticed he was making unauthorized charges to his elderly father-in-law’s bank account.
Steven Brian Goodman, 37, 335 E. North St. 38, Topeka, is being charged with exploitation of an endangered adult, a level 6 felony, and four counts of theft, level 6 felonies.
On July 9, 2018, a Miller’s Merry Manor employee spoke with a Syracuse Police Department officer regarding a resident of the facility. The employee advised that the resident is unable to take care of himself and has a debit card that pays for his care. Miller’s Merry Manor monitors his bank account and noticed unauthorized charges to the account. Copies of the bank statements were provided to the officer.
Between March 2, 2018 and July 8, 2018, 45 unauthorized transactions were made to the account, totaling $6,351.70. Goodman’s name was associated with the charges.
An employee of Miller’s Merry Manor contacted Goodman’s wife, the resident’s daughter, who admitted that Goodman had made the unauthorized purchases from her father’s bank account.
Goodman was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on March 8, with a $7,000 surety and cash bond.