Clackamas Co. couple accused of spending elderly man's social security, disability money
OREGON CITY, Ore. – Two people are facing criminal mistreatment and theft charges after police say they stole social security and disability benefits from a 73-year-old man.
According to investigators, Wayne Faulk granted power of attorney to Jack Dunn, 43, and Rosemarie Henley, 49, back in 2015.
Faulk is developmentally disabled and lives on a 40-acre farm in Redland, a town outside Oregon City. Dunn and Henley live nearby; they assumed control of Faulk’s finances and started working the farm animals on the property.
An attorney from the Faulk family trust asked sheriff’s detectives and Adult Protective Services to look into how Faulk’s money was being handled.
They say they have evidence suggesting Dunn and Henley spent tens of thousands of dollars in Faulk’s funds on things for themselves.
Both suspects were booked into the Clackamas County Jail on two counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment, two counts of second-degree criminal mistreatment, and four counts of first-degree theft. Dunn faces an additional charge of possession of an unlawful silencer.
Faulk now has a court-appointed advocate to help him maintain his independence. His sister, Linda Faulk, was managing his finances before Dunn and Henley were granted power of attorney.