UPDATE: Antrim Co. Woman Formally Charged For Embezzlement
The woman accused of stealing more than $20,000 from an elderly Charlevoix County man is now officially charged.
Monday, we told you about the investigation into Megan Potter who worked as a caregiver for a man in his Hayes Township home.
Police say Potter was in charge of the man's finances, and troopers say she used the man's checkbook to write herself checks totaling $24,000.
Police and home care givers say there are ways for senior citizens to avoid being taken advantage of.
Police say changes in banking and a yearly audit can help.
Angel Heart Home Care in Petoskey also says care givers should be bonded and insured, and never given access to finances.
9&10's Alyssa Gambla and Erin Malone talked to police and others about how seniors can protect their finances.