Former Cedar Grove Middle School secretary Bobbie Neil Ward is facing decades in prison after a DeKalb jury found her guilty of 21 of 25 counts of wide-ranging crimes against disabled and elderly victims on Jan. 16.
Sentencing is scheduled
for Feb. 25.
Ward was on trial on a 25-count indictment of abuse and
exploitation of disabled adults, identity fraud, forgery, false imprisonment,
and neglect and exploitation of an elderly person.
A grand jury said she
committed the crimes between August 2006 and November 2011 when she claimed to
own a home health care service but instead fraudulently used bank accounts,
pensions and Social Security numbers of her clients.
During her trial,
which began on Jan. 7, DeKalb Superior Court Judge Tangela Barrie severed two of
the counts – one count for aggravated assault and one count for disabled adult
abuse – from the indictment.
Ward will face those charges at a later
DeKalb District Attorney Robert James applauded the guilty verdict
and said justice was served.
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