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Hayes resident sentenced for stealing from disabled woman

A Hayes woman was sentenced Friday to more than five years in prison for stealing approximately $100,000 from a disabled woman for whom she provided caregiving services, according the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. 

According to court documents, Amy Denton, 43, worked as a caregiver for a Gloucester woman who suffered from various medical issues and limitations. In early 2015, her client’s mother passed away, leaving her a number of life insurance policies.

In her role as caregiver, Denton obtained notices of the policies, then forged her client’s signature on various forms to request the life insurance funds, the documents said. Denton caused the victim to complete a Virginia Durable Power of Attorney Form that gave Denton access and control over her client’s finances. The woman signed the form without knowing the authority it gave Denton over her finances. 

According to the records, Denton used the Power of Attorney t...

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