Woman charged with taking funds from her mother

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 TAYLORSVILLE - A local woman has been charged for allegedly taking money out of her mother’s account.

According to Lt. Mike Murdoch of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, an in-depth investigation by the department resulted in the arrest of Pamela Anne Johnsen on Monday afternoon.

The 45-year-old Taylorsville resident has been charged with knowingly exploiting an adult person and with theft of over $10,000.

Between Aug. 3, 2012, and Aug. 12, 2012, Johnsen allegedly took approximately $170,000 from her mother’s account.

The money was then wired to a man with whom Johnsen allegedly had an on-line relationship with. The money was wired to various countries.

Due to her mother’s health issues, Johnsen had power of attorney, according to Murdoch.

That allowed her to have access to the bank account.

Johnsen was housed in the Bullitt County Detention Center after her arrest by sheriff’s deputies on Monday.