Woman arrested after authorities say she's accused of stealing from an elderly man with dementia
COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - The Columbia County Sheriff's Office arrested a 22-year-old woman after she was accused of exploitation and intimidation of an elderly man.
According to a police report obtained, the executive director of the Claiborne Premier Retirement on Furys Ferry Rd, home stated she believed a current employee took an elder's credit card and used it in several stores. According to the executive director, she said she had received emails from the elderly man's son, stating he had observed suspicious activity going on with his father's bank account.
According to the report, the son stands as his father's power of attorney since his father suffers from dementia and has access to his father's bank account.
The report goes on to explain that the executive director said that the elderly man had not left the retirement home in several days and was unable to locate his credit card. The report states the only transactions that were made were in Columbia County at Walmart on Evans to Lock Rd, Dicks Sporting Goods, Target, and unknown locations at Super Express, Wendy's, and McDonald's.
Authorities say they believe the suspect involved in this incident is Lateakerria Michan Laney who's currently being held at the Columbia County Detention Center.
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