Holly Hill Caretaker Charged with Grand Theft and Exploitation of the Elderly; Pawned Jewelry from Woman with Alzheimer’s.
Written by Kristen Schmutz
A caretaker from Holly Hill, age 28, has been charged with Exploitation of an Elderly person under $20,000 and Grand Theft between $750 and $5,000 Wednesday.
Jasmine Morgan, a caretaker for a 73-year old woman with Alzheimer’s, was arrested Wednesday, after being reported to Holly Hill Police by the Victim’s son. The son of the Victim was notified by neighbors that the woman was walking the neighborhood asking to use their phones.
The neighbors of the victim informed the son that Morgan was stealing the victim's jewelry and pawning the stolen items. Both the son and the neighbor scoped out the local pawn shops where they found various pieces of jewelry that belonged to the victim.
The son then notified police, who set up a call with Morgan to deliver the remaining stolen items back to the victim. Morgan arrived at the victim’s home, but upon seeing squad cars outside the home she fled but was stopped not too far from the home.
Upon her arrest, the victim’s son took back the remaining pieces of jewelry. Morgan proceeded to admit the theft of the jewelry but not the wedding ring or tennis bracelet that was unaccounted for. The victim’s son proceeded to press charges on Morgan.
Morgan said she “believes the wedding ring and tennis bracelet are with the reporting neighbor.” She was in custody at the Volusia County Branch Jail but has since been released on a $5,000 bond.
The victim’s son wishes for him and his mother to not be named at this time.