Dan Bobo

Detective Dan Bobo of the Knox County Sheriff's Office in May 2019.

MOUNT VERNON — A former Knox County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to six felony charges related to theft from an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s disease, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced Tuesday.

"Today’s guilty plea holds the criminals accountable for their financial abuse," Yost said. "The theft charge alone in this case carries a potential sentence of up to 11 years in prison and a $50,000 fine – a punishment that should serve as a deterrent to anyone thinking about ripping off a senior citizen."