Dependent care manager arrested for financial abuse

Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:15:22 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 16 2013 10:34:30 PM CST

The manager for an Arkansas City dependent care organization has been arrested in connection to dependent financial abuse.

Captain Mark McCaslin, Arkansas City Police, said the case stems from an incident with Creative Community Living in October. Robyn Neagle, property manager, resigned from her position in the Arkansas City house for unknown reasons. Standard procedures were followed, where an audit revealed questionable purchases on dependent accounts.

"The suspects in this case appears to have taken advantage of that and bought things for their own needs or wants, " McCaslin said.

There may be more victims who are unaware of the questionable transactions, McCaslin said.

Officers arrested Neagle for three counts of mistreatment of a dependent adult and ten counts of theft. McCaslin said Neagle admitted during a police interview to making personal purchases while using dependent accounts from CCL.

McCaslin said Neagle was arrested because officers feared she was a flight risk.

Neagle remains behind bars on $13,000 bond.

Officers also questioned another woman in connection to her role for making purchases on dependent accounts. The woman has not yet been arrested. The case has been sent to the Cowley County Attorney's office for formal charges.

The Adult Protective Agency assisted with the investigation.