A man faces criminal charges for taking large fees from an elderly woman with Alzheimers for menial household chores, Maryland Heights Police said. The 88-year-old woman gave the man $325 to $400 for doing the dishes, according to a police report.
The man, Jeremy McClellan, 38, admitted to police that he received an excessive amount of money for the job he was doing, but said the woman gave the extra amount as a tip. He told Maryland Heights Police he was aware of the woman’s disability and limitation, according to the police report.
McClellan, of the 400 block of Omar Court in St. Peters, was charged Wednesday with financial exploitation of an elderly or disabled person, a class B felony.
The woman’s family first noticed that her car was missing. While investigating the missing car, family members and later police said they discovered McClellan had taken at least $3,610 from the woman for doing simple chores.
McClellan was being held Friday in St. Louis County jail. Bail was set at $100,000, cash only.
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