Dementia Patient Reportedly Scammed Out of $18,000 in Jonesboro; Police Investigating Felony Exploitation

A Jonesboro Police Department patrol car. Photo by Stan Morris.

JONESBORO, Ark. — A 77-year-old man with dementia was allegedly scammed out of $18,000, according to a report filed with the Jonesboro Police Department between August 1 and August 25.

The daughter of the victim filed the report, indicating that her father had been used to withdraw money from the bank by suspects who then stole it. A 38-year-old white male and a black female of unknown age are listed as suspects in the report.

The case is currently under investigation for a potential felony charge of abuse of adults/exploits with property value more than $2,500.

The incident highlights the heightened vulnerability of elderly individuals, particularly those with cognitive impairments, to financial exploitation. The case also raises questions about what measures can be taken to better protect this demographic.


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