Friday, September 18, 2015

Three charged with exploitation of elderly, theft

KINGSTON — Three people remained in the Roane County jail Wednesday, accused of stealing nearly $100,000 from an elderly woman over an eight-month period.

One defendant is also charged in a separate incident involving an older Oak Ridge woman and a check-cashing scheme.

Charged with exploitation of an elderly person and theft of between $60,000 and $250,000 are Marty McGhee, 45, of Harriman; Jackie Lee McGhee, 41, of Oliver Springs; and Carmalita Genovea Bruschi, 35, of Oak Ridge.

The warrants were sworn out by Oak Ridge Police Detective Kevin Craig. Part of Oak Ridge is in Roane County.

According to those court records, the defendants cashed checks from the elderly woman "by misrepresentation, fraud, deceit and other trick or artifice" and then didn't use the money as the elderly woman requested.

The incidents occurred between August 2014 and March 2015, according to the warrants.

During that period, a total of $96,37038 was pilfered, the court documents state.

Jackie McGhee is also charged in a separate theft by fraud case from September 2014, when he allegedly swindled another elderly Oak Ridge woman out of $720.

In that incident, he returned a "small pile of finely shredded paper" to the victim, telling her it was the check she made out to him, and that he lost his ID and couldn't cash it.

After pocketing $360 in cash, Jackie McGhee cashed the original check, according to the warrant.

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Three charged with exploitation of elderly, theft

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