Woman charged with stealing nearly $13,000 from vulnerable person in her care

Published 1:06 pm Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A Moss Point woman faces 10 years in prison for allegedly stealing nearly $13,000 from a woman who is not able to care for herself, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.

Robin Lister Clay, 56, turned herself in to authorities Monday following an indictment by a Harrison County grand jury on one count of felony exploitation of a vulnerable person. The indictment states, as power of attorney, she stole $12,889.40 from the victim and used it for her own advantage without the victim’s consent. This happened over a 22-month period.

Clay was booked into the Harrison County Adult Detention Center. If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison and $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.

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This case was investigated by Anita Ray and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Marvin Sanders, both with the AG’s Vulnerable Persons Unit.