Morgan City sisters accused of exploiting elderly woman

Two sisters are accused of neglecting an elderly disabled woman in their care and stealing the victim’s money, officials said.

Heaven Daigle, 21, was booked Thursday on counts of cruelty to the infirm, exploitation of the infirm and on a warrant for unauthorized use of a bank access card. Her sister, Bethany Daigle, 22, was arrested on identical counts on Aug. 4, said Morgan City Police Capt. James Blair.

The Daigles “refused proper medical and physical care to the victim, (whom) they left in a severely frail state,” Blair said in a news release. “The conditions were found to be unsanitary and a danger to the victim.”

The victim, who in July was found malnourished and dehydrated, was not identified.

The Daigles also are accused of using the victim’s bank card to buy $2,835 in goods.

Heaven Daigle was arrested on Thursday near the intersection of Sixth and Gen. McArthur streets and locked up at the Morgan City jail.

Blair said there are no other suspects, but the case remains under investigation.