Warrant issued in exploitation of elderly case

May 17, 2022 | Courts|Featured

NEWKIRK — A warrant is issued for Lindsey Ann Westfall, 48, Yukon, by the Kay County District Court.

Westfall is facing a felony charge of exploitation of an elderly or disabled adult by deception and or intimidation.

Ponca City police report that Westfall became the payee on a subject’s account who is a client at the Opportunity Center.

Officials at the center told police that the client no longer had enough money to pay rent.

Police contacted Westfall.

She reportedly said she was relieved to hear from police and that she knows she did wrong.

On March 30, Westfall reportedly met with Lt. Steven Yinger.

She reportedly told Yinger that she went through a divorce and was living in Ponca when she decided to use the debit card on the bank account.

Yinger reports that Westfall stated that she would transfer money from the account to hers and that she did this for her own financial means.

She reportedly stated that she spent some of the money at the casino. She reportedly said she also took money when her house caught fire.

“This was a stupid way to get money from her and I take full responsibility,” Westfall said.

Investigators report that $7,908.94 was missing from the account. Westfall reportedly told police she had started paying the account back.

Yinger interviewed the relative at the Opportunity Center. He reports that she seemed fully aware of everything and understood. She reportedly told Yinger that she agreed to allow Westfall borrow money  but was not aware of the amount and that she did not know that she was taking money from the trust fund and that she wished to file charges.

The case was filed on April 21 and bond is endorsed at $10,000.