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      Ellsworth woman gets 6 months for stealing from elderly man

      Megan Potter, 37, was sentenced to 6 months in jail and will be forced to pay back $10,000 in restitution.

      The Ellsworth woman accused of stealing from the elderly man whose finance she was managing has been sentenced.

      Megan Potter, 37, was sentenced to 6 months in jail and will be forced to pay back $10,000 in restitution.

      Potter will also face five-years probation.

      Potter pleaded guilty to embezzlement from a vulnerable adult. In exchange for her guilty plea, two counts of forgery and two counts of uttering and publishing were dropped.

      According to Michigan State Police, the investigation started in early 2012 when potter was working as an independent home aid worker for the elderly man in Hayes Township.

      State Police reported she wrote 48 checks using the man's account, totaling over $24,000 over one year.

      Potter told police she was licensed with the state, but was never able to show a license to authorities.