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Two arrested, accused of abusing 85-year-old

Posted at 11:04 AM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 12:21:22-05

Carencro Police have arrested two people in connection with the abuse and exploitation of an 85-year-old Carencro resident.

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Bridget Book and Marlon Roberts courtesy LPSO

Marlon Roberts, 40, of Alexandria, and Bridget Book, 37, of Jonesville were arrested this weekend, records show. Both were booked with cruelty to the infirm and exploitation of the infirm.

The investigation began in July, when the police were told about a possible case of elderly abuse. After a six month investigation, detectives allege that Roberts and Book had physically abused the victim and had taken large sums of money from the victim’s bank account, Chief David Anderson said.

No bond has yet been set for either person, records show.

“The Carencro Police Department will continue to investigate these crimes against our elderly,” the chief said. “At a time when our elderly loved ones should be enjoying life, they should not have to be worried about being mistreated, physically abused and being a victim of theft by their care takers.”