Tuesday, June 2, 2015

POLICE: Mattapoisett man arrested, charged with bilking elderly woman

MATTAPOISETT – A Mattapoisett man has been arrested and charged with bilking an elderly woman out of more than $100,000 over the course of six months.

Mattapoisett Police arrested Jason A. Bobola, 31, of Mattapoisett, Wednesday, May 27, following an investigation of a complaint of theft by fraudulent means. Bobola, who up until earlier this year was the owner of Jay’s Automotive Service Center on Route 6 in Mattapoisett, was arraigned before Brockton Superior Court Judge Thomas McGuire. Bail was set at $30,000. Bobola is currently on probation out of the Wareham District Court on a number of other matters, according to Beth Stone, spokesman for the Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz’s office.

Bobola was arraigned May 28 in Brockton Superior Court on 11 counts of larceny over $250 on a person 60 or older, Stone said.

The charges allege that on various dates from July of 2013 through January of 2014, Bobola stole more than $100,000 from an elderly woman in Mattapoisett. Bobola is charged with having taken the money, in some instances, without the victim’s permission by maxing out her credit cards, Stone said. On other occasions, the woman gave Bobola loans that Bobola promised to pay back when he sold the assets of his automotive repair business. His automotive repair station closed late last fall.

According to the district attorney’s office, Bobola would call the victim “Gram” and often told her he loved her more than his own family. The victim lives alone and on a fixed income after her retirement.

A Plymouth County Grand Jury returned 11 secret indictments against Bobola last week and a Superior Court judge issued a warrant for Bobola’s arrest.

Bobola is next scheduled to appear in Brockton Superior Court June 29 for pre-trial conference.

Plymouth County Assistant District Attorney Jessica Healy is prosecuting the case. The Mattapoisett Police Department led the investigation.

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Betty said...

Wow -- in just six months? Shame on him.

StandUp said...

This is sickening. I hope he gets a lot of jail time.

Anonymous said...

We dealt with Mr Babola with regards to having our automobile being fixed he took off the parts that "supposedly" needed to be repaired and spray painted them and stole our money.He is the kind of scum that needs to go away for a long period of time.What he did to that poor woman proves that he is incapable of having any moral compass.