A woman is accused of depositing 29 checks totaling $91,000 into an account without permission or knowledge from the victim, Decatur police said.

Melissa Ann Hale, 48, was a caretaker for the 79-year-old victim, according to police. She was arrested Thursday on 10 counts of third-degree forgery and first-degree theft. She is in Morgan County Jail with bail set at $165,000.

On June 16, a representative with the Morgan County Department of Human Resources filed a report on the case with police.

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