Mississippi woman faces 10 years for allegedly stealing from vulnerable man at rehab center

Published 4:39 pm Thursday, September 12, 2019

A Hattiesburg woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with stealing money from a vulnerable person. She now faces 10 years in prison, if found guilty.

Elaine Dozier, 56, was arrested Wednesday by AG Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigators following her indictment by a Forrest County grand jury for one count of felony exploitation of a vulnerable person. The indictment alleges Dozier was stealing money from the victim, who resides at a health and rehab center in Hattiesburg.

Dozier was booked into the Forrest County 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 Trey Rogers and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorneys General Parker Wiseman and Mark Ward of the AG’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.