Friday, December 5, 2014

Caretaker charged with exploiting elderly

A woman suspected of stealing an elderly couple’s credit card to make several purchases in stores around Coweta County and Atlanta was arrested by investigators Tuesday.

The investigation began in September when the victims noticed some unknown charges on their credit card account and then notified the sheriff’s office, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office. Investigators were able to access surveillance videos in the stores where the transactions were made and identified the victims’ former caretaker, Annette Smothers Wesson, 54, as the suspect.

Wesson, an employee of Southeast Healthcare Inc., worked for the victims for several months, Yarbrough said, and would often transport the victims to and from Wesley Woods. At one point, Wesson is suspected of taking the victims’ credit card, which she then used over a period of time to purchase about $1,000 worth of items at grocery stores, retail stores and gasoline stations.

Wesson was charged with identity fraud and elder or disabled person abuse, neglect or exploitation, and she was transported to the Coweta County Jail.

Full Article & Source:
Caretaker charged with exploiting elderly

1 comment:

Charlotte said...

Hope she gets a lot of time in jail to think about what she has done.