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Jackson woman exploits vulnerable person for second time

Pebbles Wright.....Source: Attorney General's Office Pebbles Wright.....Source: Attorney General's Office
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

 A Jackson woman indicted last September for felony exploitation of a vulnerable person has been indicted again for exploitation in a separate case.

49-year-old Pebla Jones Wright, aka Pebbles Jones Wright was indicted by a Hinds County grand jury on one count of exploitation of a vulnerable person. The new indictment is in addition to one from 2015 charging Wright with exploitation and attempted exploitation.

Wright is the owner of a retirement and assisted living facility in Jackson.

The indictment alleges that she took more than $250 from a vulnerable person in her care and used the funds for her personal benefit.

In 2015, she was accused of taking more than $12,000 from another vulnerable person and attempting to take an additional $2,900.

She was arraigned on the new charge Tuesday during a hearing related to the 2015 indictment. 

If convicted of the additional charge, Wright faces up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

As with all cases, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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