FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS?A Tupelo resident faces up to 95 years in prison for exploitation of a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Lucy Judon, age 54, of Tupelo, turned herself in to the Lee County Sheriff?s Office yesterday and Investigator Joe Sanderson of the Attorney General?s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit after being indicted by a Lee County grand jury on seven counts felony exploitation of a vulnerable person and five counts of use of a social security number or identifying information to obtain goods. Her bond was set at $5,000. At the time the crimes are alleged to have been committed, Judon was providing private sitter services to the 90 year old victim who suffers from dementia. Judon is charged with taking approximately $25,000 from the victim through withdrawals from the victim?s bank accounts and also by opening up credit card accounts using the victim?s personal information. If convicted, Judon faces up to 95 years in prison and $95,000 in fines, as well as $25,000 restitution to the victim.
As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
This case is being investigated by Investigator Joe Sanderson and Auditor Gilda Holbrook of the Attorney General?s MFCU. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Sue Perry.