Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202


News Release

September 12, 2023 Contact: Matt Jablow, 720-913-9025

Denver DA Charges Caregiver with Stealing from Elderly Man

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann today announced that prosecutors have charged Stefanie Lea Scott with Theft from an At-Risk Person, Financial Exploitation of an At-Risk Person, and Caretaker Neglect.

Early last year, Scott began working as a paid in-home caregiver for an elderly Denver man.  On April 5, 2023, Scott assumed power of attorney for the man, and she retained power of attorney until June 20, 2023.  During that time, Scott allegedly stole $49,829 by writing checks to herself and transferring money from the man’s bank account without his knowledge. Scott is also the agent of “Senior Light LLC”, which is registered with the Colorado Secretary of State.

The case was investigated by detectives from the Special Victims’ Unit of the Denver Police Department.  Anyone who believes that they may have been a victim of financial exploitation by Scott should call Detective Dalton Montgomery at 720-913-6870.

“We must hold people accountable for preying on society’s vulnerable, and that’s exactly what we intend to do in this case.  We are also hoping that anyone else who Stefanie Scott may have victimized will now come forward,” said DA McCann.

Scott’s redacted affidavit is attached.  Her booking photo is below.

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