Bond was set during a hearing Friday on 24-year-old Jerami Culbreath at $5,000 personal recognizance. The Orangeburg woman has been charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult, a felony that carries up to $5,000 in fines and five years in prison if she’s convicted.
Police say Culbreath turned herself in on Friday after being contacted by Orangeburg Department of Public Safety investigators. They say it is their understanding the Briarcliff Drive woman has been placed on leave. The Orangeburg County Disability and Special Needs Board could not be reached Friday afternoon.
The investigation was turned over to the ODPS in late November at the request of State Law Enforcement Division agents. SLED said they had been contacted by the disability board after allegations over financial exploitation arose.
According to a warrant, Culbreath took a resident of the Orangeburg care facility to an Edisto Village business where she used the victim’s financial cards to make purchases of more than $400 for her own use.
Investigators say the defendant applied the reward points for the purchase to her own rewards card.
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