Police: Woman who financially exploited elder contacts victim from NH jail
DUNBARTON — A homeless woman accused of financially exploiting an elderly adult allegedly contacted the victim from jail, leading to an additional charge.
Giselle Lemieux, 48, was being held on $4,000 cash bail at the Merrimack County House of Corrections on numerous Dunbarton Police charges that include the financial exploitation of an elderly, disabled or impaired adult, bail jumping, criminal mischief and five counts of default or breach of bail conditions.
While out on bail for the financial exploitation offense, Lemieux contacted the victim, stayed at the victim’s home and violated other conditions of her release, police said.
An investigation revealed that Lemieux called the victim from jail on Tuesday, police said, leading the Dunbarton Police Department to apply for an arrest warrant for witness tampering.
Police processed Lemieux at the Merrimack County House of Corrections Wednesday and allegedly refused the services of a bail commissioner. Lemieux was arraigned in Merrimack County Superior Court Thursday and ordered held on an additional $4,000 cash bail.