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Two charged in case of dementia victim

February 17, 2009

Charges against a Hagerstown couple charged with obtaining property of a vulnerable adult in a case involving a Boonsboro dementia victim have been forwarded to Washington County Circuit Court, court officials said.

The state filed papers forwarding the cases to Circuit Court, where the cases will be set for trial, Washington County District Court officials said Tuesday.

The couple was charged after Boonsboro-area residents told authorities last year about a man who was suffering from dementia, living in unsanitary conditions and keeping warm with a cook range after his heat was turned off, according to court records.

Daniel Lee Meldron, 39, and Angie Rebecca Meldron, 23, both of 334 McDowell Ave., who had powers of attorney for the victim, were charged Dec. 15 after the $325,000 sale of 26 antique cars belonging to the Boonsboro man, according to district court records.

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The victim also was deprived of the sale proceeds of a Wachovia Securities account totaling $221,274, deprived of the sale proceeds of a JP Morgan/Chase bank account worth $85,629, deprived of the sale proceeds of an antique Cadillac for $7,500 and deprived of the value of a 1936 Ford valued at least $5,000, court documents allege.

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