Woman jailed for abusing elderly mother

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PAYSON -- A Goshen woman is facing charges for abusing her elderly mother and stealing almost $400,000 from her.

A police affidavit shows Norma Brook took her mother to a Payson care center after the court ordered her to give up guardianship of the woman. But Brook left her there without clothing or medications, saying her mother didn't have money to buy anything.

A nurse called police after finding bedsores and bruising on the elderly woman's legs and feet.

When confronted, Brook told police she had permission to use her mother's money and had bought a dune buggy, a car and dentures with it.

Brook was booked into the Utah County Jail for aggravated abuse and exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

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