Vermont man charged with stealing from elderly aunt

Published: Dec. 11, 2018 at 4:54 PM EST
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A Vermont man is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from his 84-year-old aunt.

Police say Eric Brigham, 52, of Williamstown, stole $48,000 from his elderly aunt who lives in Newport by abusing his power of attorney. They say Brigham spent the money on himself. He's also accused of selling his aunt's belongings when she entered a nursing home. Investigators think he may have left her with debt, too, with more than $20,000 owed to credit card companies and her nursing home.

Brigham is due in court next month. He's charged with financial exploitation.