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Grand Forks police: Woman stole $40,000 from dad with dementia

Grand Forks police say a woman used her power-of-attorney privilege to steal more than $40,000 from her elderly father who suffers dementia. Julie Ann Skinner, 52, faces a felony theft charge that carries a maximum prison term of 10 years. Accord...

Grand Forks police say a woman used her power-of-attorney privilege to steal more than $40,000 from her elderly father who suffers dementia.

Julie Ann Skinner, 52, faces a felony theft charge that carries a maximum prison term of 10 years.

According to a Grand Forks police affidavit, an investigation found that Skinner was taking money from certain accounts she had control over and using the funds to pay her own expenses.

A warrant was issued for Skinner's arrest last month. Police have not been able to reach her, the affidavit says.

The state courts website does not name an attorney for Skinner. Calls to a phone number listed for her in Manvel, N.D., went unanswered today.

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