KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A Knoxville woman is facing charges of financial exploitation of an elderly or vulnerable person.
Deanna Catlett is accused of taking advantage of an elderly person who needed daily assistance; Catlett, acting as a caretaker, allegedly took items from the victim’s home while that person was bed-bound in a medical facility.
Among those items taken was the victim’s credit card.
Catlett allegedly spent more than $5,000 to pay for a surgical procedure and also used another $1,000 in Knox County over the course of three months in 2018.
The offense is a felony.