Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Akron couple charged with stealing more than $600,000 from elderly father

An Akron man and his wife were charged with stealing more than $600,000 from his father’s bank account.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies arrested Kevin J. Story, 42, and his wife, Crystal J. Hennacy Story, 41, both of Akron, early Friday morning on charges of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from Kevin Story’s 77-year-old father. The couple were booked into Summit County Jail and have been charged with theft from the elderly, a first-degree felony.

A spokesman for the sheriff’s office said Kevin Story had access to his father’s account “at one point,” and used that access to make multiple withdrawals over the past 11 months.

In July, a detective with the sheriff’s office teamed up with investigators from Adult Protective Services, a government agency that looks into abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly, after the agency received information about alleged criminal activity.

Investigators said the couple used the money to buy “a house, several vehicles, including a motorcycle, and numerous guns.”

More charges could follow as the investigation continues, authorities said.

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Akron couple charged with stealing more than $600,000 from elderly father

1 comment:

B Inberg said...

Justice is sweet!

There are many ways to 'steal' money from a vulnerable person this is one example, easy to prove and direct - follow the $.

We also need to be concerned about the indirect methods taking advantage of persons who are physically disabled and incapacitated signing blindly legal documents that they cannot read, comprehend, remember or understand the consequences.

And add to this growing list are the wrongful guardianships and conservatorships that feed the guardianship machine while ensuring job security - no cases = no job, salary and benefits.

Beware and Be Aware!