Woman Guilty of Mistreating Dependent Adult

A  woman was found guilty in Ellsworth of mistreatment of a dependent adult.

According to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s Office, 47-year-old Lori Mayfield was convicted of one felony count of mistreatment of a dependent adult.

Mayfield was charged with the crime in connection with purchasing a vehicle for herself with funds from her impaired adult daughter’s assets, for which she had been appointed conservator by court order.

Ellsworth County District Court Judge Steve Johnson presided over the trial. Sentencing has not yet been scheduled.

The case was investigated by the Kansas Department for Children and Families Adult Protective Services and the Kanopolis Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Paul Brothers of the attorney general’s Fraud and Abuse Litigation Division.