Vineland police arrested a man who stole thousands of dollars worth of items from a woman with Alzheimer’s Disease who gave him a place to live.
Mark Hubbard, 52, was arrested for theft and transported to Cumberland County Jail on $20,000 bail, police said in a release.
Police state Hubbard had worked for an 82-year-old woman and her 58-year-old daughter as a driver to take the elderly woman to her doctor’s appointment beginning in June. After a few weeks Hubbard told the women he had no place to live and they invited Hubbard to live with them at their home on the 1700 block of Linden Boulevard, police said.
After the derecho storm in July both of the women had to spend several weeks at healthcare facilities and when they returned Hubbard had received, a court order through Cumberland County Superior Court to gain control of the 82-year-old woman’s personal accounts and property, police said. The order also prevented her daughter from returning to live at the residence, police said.
While the daughter worked to overturn the court order police said Hubbard began stealing jewelry, coins and personal property from the woman and selling the items at thousands of dollars.
The court order has been changed giving the rights as legal caretaker back to the daughter, police said.