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Flint Woman Accused of Embezzling Over $400,000 from Vulnerable Adult to Stand Trial

LANSING – Today, Constance Marie Roberts, 67, of Flint, was bound over to stand trial on four counts of Embezzlement from a Vulnerable Adult $100,000 or More and four counts of Taxes-Failure to File/False Return/Payment after allegedly obtaining large sums of money and multiple vehicles from the victim, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced. Each count of embezzlement is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. The tax counts are felonies punishable by up to 5 years in prison.  

“Many older adults have saved for retirement their entire working lives, and sadly they must also plan to protect their assets from people in their lives who would take advantage of them,” said Nessel at the time of Roberts’ arraignment. “My office will continue to investigate and prosecute complaints of financial exploitation committed against seniors and other vulnerable adults.”

Roberts is alleged to have been in a long-term relationship with her victim, a married man 20 years her senior. Throughout their relationship, the victim would occasionally give Roberts small gifts of money and property. Roberts is alleged to have begun taking advantage of this arrangement by obtaining large sums of money and multiple vehicles when the victim started to experience symptoms of cognitive decline. It is alleged that Roberts completely drained the victim’s checking and savings accounts, which previously had a combined balance of approximately $3 million, between 2018 and 2021. In addition to the theft, Roberts is alleged to have failed to report the income on her Michigan tax returns.


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