accused of exploiting and then trying to kill an elderly woman is facing more charges after he allegedly faked an email that got her committed for evaluation.
Eugene Bybee, 46, was charged Monday evening with fraud -
impersonation: using/possessing ID of another person without consent and
access to a computer/electronic device without authority.
the investigation of Bybee's actions, detectives found an email
containing suicidal implications was delivered to the 79-year-old
victim’s primary care doctor from the victim’s email address as if it
came from her, on Dec. 28. When medical staff received the email, they
alerted law enforcement, who responded to the victim’s home and
initiated an involuntary commitment for evaluation.
later told detectives she never authored the email, and upon forensic
analysis, detectives learned that the email originated from an IP
address assigned to Bybee’s residence in Manatee County.
determined that Bybee wrote the email which ultimately led to the
victim’s wrongful involuntary commitment to a treatment facility.
is already facing multiple charges including attempted murder,
exploitation of the elderly, forgery, petty theft, two counts of grand
theft, burglary of an occupied dwelling and battery on a victim 65 years
He is accused of taking thousands of dollars from the
victim, stealing her dog and trying to kill her by filling her house
with carbon monoxide.
He is being held at the Sarasota County jail.
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Ex-deputy accused of exploiting elderly woman facing more charges