On June 21, investigators with the Dothan Police Department arrested and charged Stephen Fredrick Beck III, 36, of Dothan, with financial exploitation of the elderly and identity theft.
According to Dothan Police Lt. Will Glover, Beck had taken advantage of a family member with health issues, which benefited Beck with an automobile. He also used the same family member’s name to obtain automobile insurance on the vehicle. However, once the victim realized what had occurred, she contacted the Dothan Police Department.
Investigators also arrested and charged Louise McLendon, 66, of Dothan, with financial exploitation of the elderly. McLendon was the caregiver for a 76 year-old victim.
According to Glover, family members of the victim noticed a decrease in the victim’s checking account. Glover said the suspect had written several checks totaling $7,000, and forged the victim’s signature.
Both cases are still being investigated by the Dothan Police Department. Anyone with any additional information can call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000.
A person convicted of taking at least $2,500 in cash or property through exploitation of an elderly person is guilty of a Class B felony, punishable by between 2 and 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $30,000.
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Two charged with taking financial advantage of elderly people