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Financial Exploitation Arrest Follows Complaint at Illinois Veterans Home

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A Chicago man faces financial exploitation of an elderly person charges in Adams County.
Quincy Police say administrators at the Illinois Veterans Home notified them October 5th that a resident believed his power of attorney was possibly misusing his funds. Police say their investigation of the victim’s bank records found that several thousand dollars were possibly misused. An arrest warrant was issued and Chicago Police arrested 55 year old John Cleary Tuesday night. Cleary is currently held in the Cook County Jail pending extradition to Adams County. Bond for Cleary was set at $100,000.

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