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City woman gets 8 years

May 17, 2012

    A lengthy prison sentence was handed out by Judge Fredrick A. Shurger late last week to Decatur resident Deborah L. Delong.
    According to court records, Delong, 49, had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery, each a class C felony, and one count of exploitation of an endangered adult, a class D felony.
    The court records statethat Delong was hired in 2010 as a live-in caregiver for an 89-year-old Decatur woman. During the months of May through November, 2010, Delong forged 20 checks belonging to the victim, withdrawing more than $45,000 from the victim's account.
    Delong was sentenced to two consecutive eight-year terms, with four years suspended from each, for the forgery counts, and received a two-year sentence, to be served concurrently, for the exploitation charge. That's a total of eight years to be served.
    She was also sentenced to eight years probation following her release from prison, must pay $47,522 in restitution and court costs, and is prohibited from ever holding a home care position again.

Comments

A Very Special Place for Ms. Deborah Delong

May 17, 2012 by indygal60 (not verified), 2 years 10 weeks ago
Comment: 319

I surely hope and pray that Ms. Delong will find, at the end of her life, a very special place in hell. I only wish she could have received a longer sentence. This 89 yr old woman, whomever she may be, will NEVER see any of that money again. That could have been your mother, sister or grandmother. I hope this woman's family is waiting for Ms. Delong at every parole hearing. I know I would be!

eight year prison sentence

May 17, 2012 by moxie_1 (not verified), 2 years 10 weeks ago
Comment: 318

I'm having a hard time relating to eight years being a lengthy sentence for what was done to an elderly woman who trusted the health care worker with her life! Do you suppose this woman will ever live to see the return of the money??

Now lets be honest, do you

May 17, 2012 by moxie_1 (not verified), 2 years 10 weeks ago
Comment: 317

Now lets be honest, do you supose the victim will live long enough to ever see the return of her money! As for the length of the sentence, I think its not near long enough when you consider this elderly woman put her trust in this care workers hands! Gee ppl get more than that for getting caught with pot a couple times...how sad we do not put more value in the elderly.

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