Shane Bridwell Charged With Five Felonies Wednesday

Prosecutors charged Mexico man, Shane Bridwell, Monday with five felonies for allegedly taking advantage of an elderly couple. Court records show he was issued a summons to appear yesterday (Wednesday).

Bridwell moved in with the couple’s granddaughter in 2019 and began stealing from them in 2020. Money first went missing from a checking account. Then Bridwell and the granddaughter changed the locks, and the sale of household items began, estimated at more than $50,000. Forged checks also followed.

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Bridwell is charged with one count of financial exploitation of the elderly and four counts of forgery.