Originally Posted Online: Feb. 05, 2013, 7:26 pm
Last Updated: Feb. 05, 2013, 9:12 pm

RI man accused of stealing from elderly family member

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By Rachel Warmke, rwarmke@qconline.com

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Jeffrey Carl Bruner, 42, of 945 1/2 21st St., Rock Island

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.