Grand Island woman arrested as part of FBI elder exploitation investigation
GRAND ISLAND, NE — A Grand Island woman is in custody in connection with an FBI investigation into elder financial exploitation.
The Hall County Sheriff’s Office says deputies arrested 65-year-old Constance Reimers on Wednesday. She faces a conspiracy charge and a charge of committing theft by deception of more than $5,000, but authorities say more charges could be added. Both charges are Class llA felonies, which each could carry up to 20 years in prison.
The investigation was initiated by the FBI Elder Justice Task Force. The Sheriff’s Office says the case has crossed into surrounding communities and across state lines. Some victims have been identified, but the Sheriff’s Office hopes the arrest prompts more victims to come forward.