A Rock Island man who allegedly stole more than $15,000 from a female family member over the age of 70 made an initial appearance on Tuesday in Rock Island County Circuit Court on felony counts of theft and financial exploitation of an elderly person.
Jeffrey Carl Bruner, 42, of 945 1/2 21st St., was arrested on Monday for "exerting unauthorized control" over the woman's finances between March 30, 2012, and Jan. 20, records contend.
Police were not available on Tuesday for further information. Mr. Bruner remained in the Rock Island County Jail on Tuesday night on a$100,000 bond and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Monday.
Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet. 1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.