DECATUR, Ala. — An Alabama home health nurse has been arrested, accused of stealing more than $8,000 from her 91-year-old patient in Decatur.

Court documents made public Tuesday show 43-year-old Lori Pendergrass Sconyers of Athens is being held in the Morgan County Jail with bail set at $10,000 — cash only. She faces a charge of first-degree financial exploitation of the elderly. It’s unknown if she has an attorney.

Al.com reports Sconyers used the victim’s bank account information and checks to pay her own bills, including insurance, cellphone and credit cards, and get cash.

Police began investigating in June when a woman reported her mother’s credit card was stolen.

Authorities say Sconyers also faces two counts of fraudulent use of a debit card in Limestone County.

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