CORINTH, MS (WMC) - A 34-year-old woman was charged with stealing money from two people in her care.
An Alcorn County grand jury indicted Peggy Pickens, 34, on one count of felony exploitation of a vulnerable person.
Investigators said Pickens stole social security checks belonging to two patients while those patients were in a long-term care facility.
Pickens is accused of taking $3,253 from the patients' accounts between March and May 2016.
Pickens' trial is scheduled to start June 22.
If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000. After turning herself in at the Alcorn County Jail, she was released on a $5,000 bond.