Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Oglethorpe County woman charged with exploiting elderly Danielsville man

Crystal Reid
A former employee of a restaurant in Danielsville is charged with stealing more than $20,000 from an elderly man with mental disabilities, whom she befriended through her workplace, according to a Danielsville Police Department report.

Oglethorpe County resident Crystal Dawn Reid, 32, of Hammond Court, is charged with felony theft by deception and exploitation of an elderly and disabled person. The victim, a 74-year-old man who lives in downtown Danielsville, frequented the Subway restaurant in Danielsville, where he met Reid, according to Police Chief Brenan Baird.

“She worked at the Subway and that’s how she came to know him. They didn’t know each other prior to that,” Baird said.

Over a period of six months, Reid took about $21,115 from the man and used it for herself and her family, according to the incident report. After police began investigating the complaint, they were able to retrieve $4,900 cash and seize a car purchased with money she took, police said.

Authorities didn’t offer details on how Reid got money from the victim.

Due to his mental capabilities, the suspect didn’t think anyone would believe she was taking his money, according to Baird.

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Oglethorpe County woman charged with exploiting elderly Danielsville man


Cheryl said...

This perp is a sociopath in the making. She thought she could get away with it because of his mental capacity. That's a sociopath.

Amy said...

Thank goodness the authorities believed the victim.