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By Tim Leeds 

Two charged with $25K elder abuse


June 30, 2014

Two people face charges that, one after another, they took a total of more than $25,000 from an elderly woman who asked them to help her with her finances.

Eric D. Frickel and Trina R. Frickel face separate cases alleging each, at separate times, took thousands of dollars the elderly woman had asked them to help her manage and to use to pay her bills.

The woman had not asked charges be filed against either Frickel, whose ages and relationship to each other was not available. Both were charged after separate referrals of possible elder abuse were made to the state’s Adult Protective Services, a charging document says.

Arrest warrants on each had not been returned to the Hill County Clerk of Court’s office as of this morning.

According to the document, Adult Protective Services received a referral Jan. 2, 2013, alleging Eric Frickel had exploited the woman and a referral Oct. 2, 2013, reporting Trina Frickel had exploited her.

According to the document, the woman asked Eric F...

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