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 Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.