A Quakertown man faces multiple charges after police said he took about $100,000 from a 92-year-old Camp Hill woman while he was acting as her power of attorney.
Justin Dieffenbach, 36, of Quakertown, is accused of using the money for Uber rides, lottery tickets, video streaming and a cellphone bill, according to a news release from the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office.
Dieffenbach is also accused of writing bad checks totaling $40,360.40 to two area nursing homes, according to the release.
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Dieffenbach was arrested by Camp Hill Police and charged with theft by unlawful taking, bad checks and unauthorized use of an access device.
He remains in Cumberland County Prison, unable to pay $100,000 bail.
The investigation was initiated by the Cumberland County Office of Aging. The Office of Aging, District Attorney’s Office and Camp Hill police collaborated on the investigation as part of the Cumberland County Elder Abuse Task Force.