An employee with the Saginaw County Commission on Aging faces 11 felony charges for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from a man with diminished mental capacity in her care. Fifty-six-year-old Cindy Lou Moffit of Oakley was arrested after the family of the 84-year-old Saginaw man contacted Michigan State Police June 4, 2020, alleging fraud.
Lieutenant Liz Rich with the Michigan State Police said Moffit was assigned as the man’s case worker while at the Commission on Aging. Prosecutors allege she forged nine of his checks totaling more than $20,000, between July 2019 and June 2020, and used his bank account to pay for vehicle repairs. State Police Detectives also found the man had signed a quit-claim deed for lakefront property he owned in Ogemaw County over to Moffit for a nominal amount of money.
Moffitt was arrested Feb. 3, and arraigned in Saginaw County District Court on Feb. 4 on nine counts of uttering and publishing, one count of embezzlement from a vulnerable adult between $20,000 and $50,000, and larceny between $1,000 to $20,000.
Each of those charges is a felony, with the embezzlement count punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $10,000 (or three times the value of the stolen property).
Moffit has been released on $20,000 bond with a pre-examination scheduled for February 18th.