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Caretaker charged with misappropriating funds

January 06, 2008

SHEPHERSTOWN, W.Va. - A Shepherdstown caretaker was charged Friday after allegedly stealing money from an elderly woman for whom he worked, according to a Shepherdstown Police Department press release.

Philip P. Meadors, age and address unknown, was charged with obtaining money or goods under false pretenses, fraudulent schemes and misappropriation of an incapacitated elder's funds, police said.

Meadors is accused of withdrawing large sums of money from the woman's bank account for personal use, police said.

Meadors was arraigned in Jefferson County Magistrate Court and was being held Friday at Eastern Regional Jail on $300,000 bond, police said.

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