RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — Richland County authorities have charged a 57-year-old woman with stealing more than $72,000 from a 74-year-old vulnerable adult who granted the suspect power-of-attorney.
Sun Hee Chun is accused of taking the woman’s monthly social security checks between March 2011 and January 2012, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said in a news release. The missing funds became apparent as the victim was undergoing medical treatments, Lott said. She has since died from medical complications.
Chun was arrested at her lakefront home at 230 Windsor Point Place near Dentsville Thursday without incident, Lott said. The sheriff’s department could not say how Chun came to know the victim or become her power-of-attorney.
Someone who has been granted power-of-attorney is allowed to make financial and other decisions for the person giving them that title.
Rachael Myers Lowe