Petal woman arrested for exploiting elderly woman

A Petal woman has been arrested for allegedly making herself the power of attorney for an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s and taking her money illegally.

Deloris Gordon, 70, also known as Deloris Gatlin, was arrested Tuesday, June 26, by the Forrest County Sheriff’s Office and charged with one count of a vulnerable adult.

Attorney General Jim Hood said investigators the Vulnerable Adult Unit presented the case to the Grand Jury alleging that Gordan signed papers naming herself to have Power of Attorney over the affairs of an elderly woman who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and subsequently took money that was intended for the victim.  […]


4 caregivers sentenced for arranging fight at group home

Four Brookhaven caregivers have been sentenced on charges they conspired to commit abuse of a vulnerable person by arranging for one resident at a nursing home to beat up another, authorities said.

Four certified nursing assistants (CNA’s), all employees of the Lincoln Residential Center in Brookhaven, Tierra Allen, Kista Crockett, Abranese Johnson, and Monique Brown, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to abuse a vulnerable person before Judge Mike Taylor in Lincoln County Circuit Court. […]