In Saline County, a woman is accused of stealing the identity of an elderly woman to steal tens of thousands of dollars.
45-year-old Kimberly Ital faces multiple charges after police say she took a large portion of 72-year-old Karen Phelps’ life savings. Ital worked as a caretaker for Phelps, who suffers from dementia.
The Saline County State’s Attorney accuses Ital of using money she stole to buy a truck and a car, along with her daughter’s tuition at John A. Logan College, bail money for her son and a Hawaiian vacation.
She also racked up to $50,000 in credit card bills.
The State’s Attorney says several more charges are possible, and the investigation is ongoing. Ital is in Saline County Jail on $150,000 bond.