A woman who now resides in the Harvest community of western Madison County has been arrested in Lauderdale County and charged with the exploitation of the elderly. Investigators with DHR Adult Protective Services say that Cynthia McKellar, also known as Cindy Wakefield Rippy, stole 6K from a relative who was recovering from an illness; she’s officially charged with exploitation of an elderly person and theft over a six month period. According to McKellar’s online bio, she’s a bartender at Lanae’s Macaroni Grill and attended Drake Technical College. She was arrested on Friday and posted bail of 7.5K. If convicted, McKellar, 46, faces a possible 20 year prison sentence.

 

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