Denise Hjuler
Denise Hjuler

February 14, 2018

A 52-year-old Denison woman is charged with stealing more than $1,000 from people she cared for at New Hope Village, a residential facility for people with disabilities.

Denise Marie Hjuler faces five criminal charges for dependent adult abuse and tampering with records, some of which are felonies punishable by up to five years in prison, court records show.

Hjuler allegedly stole a total of about $1,050 from four people over the course of five months from August to December.

“She fraudulently used money (and) checks of New Hope clients,” Police Chief Brad Burke said.

It’s unclear what records she allegedly tampered with.

Three of the criminal charges are felonies because the amount Hjuler allegedly stole from three residents was more than $100. The fourth was the victim of theft that totaled less than $100.

Hjuler was released from the Carroll County jail on Sunday. She is now unemployed, according to her request for a court-appointed attorney.