Friday, September 11, 2015

Belleville resident arrested on exploitation charge

David J. Brewer, 73, of Belleville
According to a Wednesday Randolph County Sheriff’s Office news release, 73-year-old David J. Brewer, of Belleville, was arrested on Aug. 10 in Belleville by the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office for two counts of financial exploitation of the elderly.

The arrest was the result of a joint investigation completed by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and Chester Police Department, resulting in an arrest warrant being issued for Brewer, who once resided in Prairie du Rocher.

Bond for Brewer was set at $25,000. Brewer posted bond and was released the same day of his arrest.

Sheriff Shannon Wolff said no specifics of the investigation can be released at this time other than if anyone wrote a check personally to Brewer, they may be a victim.

Wolff said after a news release from Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker of Brewer’s arrest, other victims have come forward and the investigation is continuing.

Anyone who may be victim of Brewer is urged to contact their local police department to report it. The Sheriff’s Office can be contacted at 618-826-5484.

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Belleville resident arrested on exploitation charge


StandUp said...

I hope they throw the book at him.

B Inberg said...

More victims coming forward? I noticed no details of the scheme were released for publication. I'm looking forward to more information on how this crook conned people. I'm afraid to find out the number and how long David J. Brewer was stealing from vulnerable people. Brewer needs a life sentence and at his age that is a good possibility.