Local Woman Indicted for Exploitation

MGN Online

Jackson, Miss.

The Mississippi Attorney general's Office says Bertha Jenkins of Lauderdale County was indicted for exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

According to a news release, Jenkins was arrested following the indictment and booked in the Lauderdale County Jail.

“We appreciate the assistance we received from Sheriff Billy Sollie and his officers during this investigation and arrest,” said Attorney General Jim Hood.

Jenkins is accused of using funds of a nursing home resident, with whom she was acquainted, in the amount of $5,377.35 over a period of 33 months.

If convicted, Jenkins faces up to 10 years in prison. The case was investigated by Victor Mason and will be prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Stanley Alexander of the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division.