A man and woman from Rosepine have been arrested after the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint involving an 87-year-old man from Leesville who allegedly gave one of the suspects more than $100,000 since June 2011.
Arrested Nov. 22 were Morgan Elizabeth Walker, 24, and Steven Briggs, 26.
Further investigation revealed that the victim first became associated with Walker when she was a caregiver for his wife at an area nursing home facility. Numerous purchases of large ticket items, including two vehicles, took place during the time fame, according to the sheriff's office.
Walker was arrested and booked into the VPSO jail on six counts of exploitation of the infirm with a total bond of $ 80,000. Briggs was arrested and charged with one count of principal to the exploitation of the infirm, with a bond of $5,000.
Both Walker and Briggs posted bond and were released.