Lehigh Acres man arrested, accused of exploiting elderly mother

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LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — A 40-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on allegations he exploited his elderly mother, the Florida attorney general’s office announced.

Ryan Powers, of 710 North Ave., unlawfully obtained money from his mother, who was suffering from physical limitations and living in a nursing home, according to a state investigation.

Powers hired a lawyer to give him power of attorney over her affairs and used it to access the money, according to the attorney general’s office.

Powers is facing two counts of exploitation of an elderly person for less than $10,000, a third-degree felony. He faces up to 10 years in prison and more than $10,000 in fines and restitution.

The State Attorney’s Office for the 20th Judicial Circuit will prosecute this case.

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