AG King Announces Conviction

(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Troy King today announced the conviction of a Montgomery woman for first-degree theft of $130,000 from her mother. Debra Davis, 44, admitted her guilt in an agreement that was entered in court at a hearing yesterday.

The agreement provides for the State to recommend that she be sentenced to 10 years and ordered to pay restitution. Sentencing is set for April 6, 2011, in Elmore County Circuit Court.

In prior hearings, the Attorney General’s Office presented to the Court the facts of the crime: Davis’ mother, Doris Anderson, 66, of Wetumpka, was hospitalized in critical condition in December of 2008 and remained there until March of 2009. Davis obtained power of attorney for her ill mother, and used it to access and to deplete the entire savings in her mother’s retirement account.

“Debra Davis not only betrayed the special bond of a mother’s trust and devastated her mother’s means to care for herself in her old age, but her actions were a crime, for which she now is being called to account and will be punished,” said Attorney General King.

Attorney General King commended Deputy Attorney General Rushing Payne and Assistant Attorney General Noel Barnes for bringing this case to a successful conclusion. He also thanked the Wetumpka Police Department, noting in particular Sergeant Mike Stewart for his tireless investigative work.

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