|Annie Mae Carden & Glen Carden|
They were both found guilty of two counts of felony theft by taking and two counts of felony exploitation of an elder person.
Sentencing will be scheduled for a later date.
The couple ran a hardware store in downtown Calhoun.
An elderly Calhoun couple is on trial in Floyd County for scamming two Floyd County residents out of over $140,000. Glenn Carden, 82, and his wife Annie Mae Carden, 79, had been previously told to stop soliciting money for a made up lawsuit in Gordon County before they came to Floyd to do the same thing.
They were charged in Floyd County with two counts of theft by taking and two counts of exploitation of elder persons. They are also facing 67 counts of theft by taking in Gordon County.
Reports stated that the Cardens told people they were assisting another person in paying for a personal injury lawsuit against Budweiser. They told the victims that they would pay them back with interest, but never did so. They borrowed the money from elderly people in Rome back in August 2012 and again on January 2014.
The Carden’s lawyer argued that there was no disputing they owed money, but added that their case should be in civil court not criminal court.
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Elderly Calhoun Couple Found Guilty of Scamming Rome Seniors out of Thousands