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 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.