Caretaker allegedly steals over $300,000 from 97-year-old woman to support son's drug addiction

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A caregiver has now been charged after she allegedly stole over $300,000 from a 97-year-old woman.

Margaret Meyers, 53, was a long-term caregiver for the victim for a number of years. 

The victim's bank told her that they believe Meyers was fraudulently writing and cashing checks written to herself from the victim's account.

 The bank suspected that Meyers had taken approximately $300,000 from the victim's financial accounts.

Meyers admitted to police that she took the money to feed her son's drug addiction. 

Meyers will have her preliminary hearing on February 22. 

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