The manager of an eastern Iowa senior apartment complex is sentenced to five years probation for defrauding an elderly and disabled nursing home resident.

Fifty-nine-year-old Janice Kay Schultz of Dubuque admitted in a plea agreement to a charge of wire fraud, that she met the victim at the apartment complex she managed and then got her to sign a power of attorney in 2011. Schultz then used the power of attorney to take the woman’s money for her own use — which included buying Green Bay Packer football tickets and $24,000 in gift certificates.

The victim eventually had no money left and had to go on Medicaid. Schultz was fined $2,000 and ordered to make nearly $60,000 in restitution to the victim’s estate and to repay $5,000 in court-appointed attorney fees.