Palm Bay Woman Faces Exploitation of Elderly Charges

By  //  January 24, 2015

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The Palm Bay Police Department arrested Rebecca Sue Flannery, 45, of Palm Bay on Friday and charged her with Exploitation of the Elderly, Grand Theft From a Person Over 65 years of age, Dealing in Stolen Property and False Verification of Ownership. (BCSO image)

The Palm Bay Police Department arrested Rebecca Sue Flannery, 45, of Palm Bay on Friday and charged her with Exploitation of the Elderly, Grand Theft From a Person Over 65 years of age, Dealing in Stolen Property and False Verification of Ownership. (BCSO image)

BRREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – The Palm Bay Police Department arrested Rebecca Sue Flannery, 45, of Palm Bay on Friday and charged her with Exploitation of the Elderly, Grand Theft From a Person Over 65 years of age, Dealing in Stolen Property and False Verification of Ownership.

According to police, the charges stem from Flannery working as an in-home hospice caregiver for a Palm Bay man late last year, and hired by the man’s wife.

Flannery is suspected of stealing more than $10,000 worth of jewelry during her employment in November and
December 2014.

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According to a police affidavit, Flannery admitted in an audio-recorded non-custodial statement that she pawned several pieces of jewelry, including the now deceased husband’s ring at area pawn shops.

Flannery was scheduled to make an initial court appearance at 9 a.m. on Saturday for the charges.

Palm Bay detectives believe there may be additional victims and are asking anyone who has had contact with Flannery in a similar capacity to please contact the Palm Bay Police Department Detective Jess Suelter through the Communications Center at 321-952-3539.


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