A Merrill couple is facing criminal charges after they're accused of stealing $238,143 from a woman's retirement account.
According to criminal criminal complaint, Kecia Fait, 41, and her husband, Dennis Fait, 45 withdrew the money from Kecia's mother's bank account over the course of eight years.
The alleged victim said she gave her daughter all of her paycheck due to a court order which requires her to do so. The woman said she believed she had seen the document on one occasion, however a detective could not confirm that a court order existed.
During an interview with investigators Dennis Fait said he was aware the woman's gas had been shutoff and she was behind on her rent.
During an interview with authorities Kecia said she received a large sum of money after she cashed in her mother's retirement account.
Kecia is charged with theft greater than $10,000. She's expected to enter a plea to the charge on Dec. 17. She's free on a $10,000 signature bond and was ordered to have no contact with her mother.
Dennis Fait is facing the same charge and is expected to appear in Wood County Court on Dec. 9 for an initial appearance.
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