Caretaker Accused of Stealing Thousands From Elderly Woman
A Glascock County investigation is stopped in its tracks.
State documents say Timothy Pirtle exploited and abused his Power of Attorney as caretaker of an elderly woman, but now he's dead, and the victim's family is in a legal battle for closure.
Just weeks before officers were ready to serve a warrant, the Coroner says Pirtle committed suicide.
Just as officers were closing in on him, witnesses found 58-year-old Timothy Pirtle dead in his driveway. It was an abrupt ending to an investigation that was just getting started.
"I knew where I had to go as far as more bank records, and I was really getting close to the point of actually conducting an interview with Mr. Pirtle and very possibly warrants within the next 90 to 120 days," Glascock County's Chief Deputy Jeremy Kelley said.
According to the state report, Pirtle was the caretaker and Power of Attorney for Willie Bell Reese, an 89-year-old woman who lived at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation, but those documents say he abused that trust for his own gain.