Monday afternoon, Law Enforcement responded to a report of a subject attempting to turn himself in because he had a warrant for his arrest.

Brian Dale Vinson, 47, of Sedalia, was arrested on a warrant for a felony charge of Financial Exploitation of an Elderly or Disabled Person.

In May 2023, an investigation began after a report was filed by a relative of the victim, who is Vinson’s step-mother. He stated she had been taken to an unknown residential facility by Vinson, and the funds to pay for the care were being taken from her personal bank account**.

Vinson had transferred large sums of money from the victim’s accounts into his own, had the victim sign a Quit Claim Deed, switched titles on two vehicles, and transferred ownership of her real estate to him by fraud (including false documentation, and a false notarization of a Durable Power of Attorney).

Vinson had transferred $400,000 in cash to himself, and the estimated value of the real estate was set at $363,000. The victim had been diagnosed with memory problems in 2020, and did not know the name of the facility she was living in, did not know how long she had been there, the current year, or the name of the current President of the United States.

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Law enforcement believes Vinson had not only taken advantage of an adult that could not care for herself, but had used the money not to care for the victim, but rather for his own personal gain. Vinson claimed he used the money to invest on the victim’s behalf, which was determined to be untrue.

Vinson was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, pending a bond of $1,000,000 cash or surety. Stipulations of bail include he is not to have any contact with the victim, and must transfer all assets of the victim to a conservator.

**The Probable Cause statement notes that the victim will no longer have the money for her private pay care, and that Vinson attempted to place her on Medicaid.

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