October 21, 2020

Woman indicted for allegedly stealing $20,000 from vulnerable man in her care

A Clinton woman faces 10 years in prison for allegedly stealing $20,342.94 from a man for whom she was hired to provide in-home care, Attorney General Jim Hood’s office reported.

Sheila Renee Land, 44, was arrested Tuesday following her indictment by a Hinds County Grand jury for one count of felony exploitation of a vulnerable person.

The indictment states she stole the money by making withdrawals and purchases using the victim’s debit cards to two different banks for more than two years. During this time, Land was acting as a personal in-home caregiver of the vulnerable man who was not able to perform or provide care for himself.

Land was booked into the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office. If convicted, she faces up to $10,000 in fines. A charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This case was investigated by Anita Ray and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Brad Oberhousen, both with the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division.