ND woman sentenced for stealing from son’s friend

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Gardner woman has been sentenced to 28 days in jail after pleading guilty to charges she stole money from her son’s developmentally disabled girlfriend.

The Forum reports (http://bit.ly/1bB0qPU ) that 42-year-old Tamera Annette Porter was sentenced on Monday. She pleaded guilty to two counts of felony exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

Court documents say the son’s 18-year-old girlfriend has the intellectual capacity of a third-grader. Court records say her family called police to report suspicious activity in her bank account in March.

Investigators say Porter made ATM withdrawals of $500 or more from the victim’s account and cashed out gift card purchases in amounts from $180 to $295.

Porter told police her son’s girlfriend “just volunteers” to give her money.

Porter is ordered to have no contact with the victim.

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Information from: The Forum, http://www.in-forum.com

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