Accused of stealing from elderly, Albuquerque woman pleads guilty

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An Albuquerque woman has pleaded guilty to stealing from the elderly.

Leanne Bennett was an office manager at the Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque near I-25 and San Antonio when she took more than $30,000 from three elderly residents.

The crimes date back to 2012 and 2013.

Wednesday, Bennett pleaded guilty to nine counts when she originally faced 22.

She was facing up to nine years, but under her plea agreement she will be sentenced to no more than three and more than $44,000 in restitution.

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