COLUMBIA (WACH)--Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced that a woman has been arrested for financially exploiting an elderly citizen.
Sun Hee Chun, 57, served as a Power of Attorney for a 74-year-old female between March 2011 and January 2012. Sheriff Lott states that during this period Chun stole more than $72,000 from the victim, which included the monthly social security checks which valued at approximately $1,100 from the victimâ??s bank account.
The missing funds came into question while the victim was receiving medical treatment at a health facility.
The Richland County Sheriffâ??s Department Victim Services Unit had to obtain search warrants to investigate every transaction, medical records, search of the home, and interview witnesses, as well as those involved.
Chun has been charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
The victim died during the course of this investigation as a result of medical complications.
Chun has been transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.