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Woman accused of neglecting, stealing from elderly family member

Jessica T. Malveaux. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office) Jessica T. Malveaux. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

A 40-year-old Lake Charles woman has been accused of neglecting and stealing from a elderly family member, authorities said.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Jessica T. Malveaux was arrested Friday afternoon.

"Deputies discovered Malveaux, a family member and caretaker to the elderly woman, had not been feeding nor bathing the elderly victim adequately," Myers said Monday in a news release. "(She also) removed the victim’s phone and remote 911 emergency button, and left her inside the house without air conditioning."

Myers said deputies also discovered Malveaux stole the victim’s prescription medication.

Malveaux has been charged with cruelty to the infirmed and theft under $500.

Bond was set at $51,000.

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