Dennis Crawford Imprisoned For Financial Exploitation Of Ward
DATE/TIME: 11/20/15 @ 1100 hours LOCATION:
Derby, VT VIOLATION: Financial Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult, Grand
Larceny, Abuse Neglect of a Vulnerable Adult, False Information to a
Law Enforcement Officer ACCUSED: Dennis Crawford AGE:46 CITY, STATE OF
RESIDENCE: Orleans, VT VICTIM: Theodore Ackley AGE:86 CITY, STATE OF
RESIDENCE: Derby, VT SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: In August 2015 the Vermont
State Police became involved with a case involving a vulnerable adult
and a family member who was taking advantage of him. On 11/20/15 after
several months of investigation a search warrant was executed at the
residence of Crawford with the help of Border Patrol K-9 Unit, VSP
Computer Crimes and local BCI personnel to look for further evidence of
the above crime. Crawford was arrested for the above violations and
taken before the Judge. Crawford was released on conditions.
The United States Attorney for the
District of Vermont announced that Dennis Crawford, 48, who now lives
in St. Johnsbury and formerly lived in Newport and Orleans, was
sentenced today in United States District Court in Rutland to 18 months
of imprisonment following his guilty plea to a charge of wire fraud.
U.S. District Judge Geoffrey Crawford also ordered that Crawford serve
three years of supervised release following completion of his prison
term and pay restitution of more than $77,000. The court ordered
Crawford to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on Aug. 1 to begin
serving his sentence.