An Oswego woman was indicted last week on charges of stealing money from and exploiting a Montgomery man.
Barbara Chambers, 62, of the 3800 block of Wolf’s Crossing, is charged with fraudulently obtaining power of attorney over a Montgomery resident over the age of 60, and using that to obtain more than $10,000 of his money, according to Oswego police and Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis.
The theft allegedly happened between Nov. 15, 2008 and June 30, 2009, according to court records. The man had a bank account in Oswego, and discovered questionable transactions totalling more than $10,000, police said. Weis said he had asked to see bank receipts for those transactions, but Chambers did not show them to him.
On May 30, a Kendall County grand jury indicted Chambers on six counts of Class 2 felony theft, four counts of Class 4 felony theft, and two counts of financial exploitation of an elderly person.
said these charges followed a year-long investigation by a police detective, and Weis said police were tipped to the crime by the victim’s attorney. Chambers has bonded out of jail, Weis said, and her next court date is on June 25.