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By Echo Menges, NEMOnews Media Group
Amanda D. Buckman, 44, of Shelbina is accused of stealing a large amount of money from a resident of the Salt River Community Care Nursing Home.
According to court documents filed in the criminal case, No. 21SB-CR00024, Buckman and her attorney met with an investigator from the Shelbina Police Department on Feb. 4, 2021. Buckman allegedly told the investigator she was responsible for stealing from a nursing home resident after obtaining the victim’s debit card admitting she began withdrawing funds from the victim’s account at the end of August, 2020, and continued to withdraw money from the account until roughly the middle of October, 2020.
The Probable Cause Statement filed in the case states Buckman, “advised she had stolen close to 10,000 to 11,000 dollars from (the victim’s) checking account at US Bank in Shelbina.” Buckman also allegedly admitted she would be “on camera” withdrawing money at the bank’s ATM machine.
On Feb. 17, 2021, Shelby County Prosecutor Jordan Force filed a single charge of fraudulent use of a credit/debit device, a Class E felony, against Buckman. A warrant was issued for her arrest by Shelby County Associate Circuit Judge Mike Greenwell and served the same day.
Buckman posted an $11,000 bond with a money order and was released from custody the same day she was charged, according to court records.
Buckman was scheduled to be arraigned before Judge Greenwell on Friday, Feb. 26. She is being represented by attorney John Russell of Monroe City. As of the Herald’s press time, details of the arraignment were not publicly available.
Amanda D. Buckman is presumed innocent unless she is proven guilty in court.
More information will be released when it becomes available.