PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. —

A 50-year-old woman was convicted for stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the 88-year-old woman she took care of. 

The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy held a press conference today announcing the sentencing for Paula Medley. Medley was sentenced to 10 years in prison, suspending all but five, and five years of supervised probation. 

Braveboy said Medley was found guilty of stealing the identity of Geraldine Jackson, a theft scheme of $10,000 to $100,000 and obtaining property of a vulnerable adult between the amount of $10,000 and $100,000. 

“We are very pleased that justice prevailed and that we were able to bring closure to Ms. Jackson,” Braveboy said. “Over a period of three years, Ms. Medley stole tens of thousands of dollars from a wheelchair dependent, elderly woman. Her actions were outrageous and unacceptable, and now she will pay the cost.” 

Braveboy said Jackson was bound to a wheelchair in 2012 and hired Medley to be her caregiver. Between 2012 and 2015, Jackson claims Medley took advantage of her by fraudulently using her credit card and stealing tens of thousands of dollars. 

Braveboy announced she will be hosting World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 14 to educate seniors and their families on how to avoid becoming victims of fraudulent, illegal and unauthorized scams. 

For more information about the event, contact Mercedes Rivera via email atcmrivera@co.pg.md.us.