27 Feb '17, 4pm

Cadillacs, Rolex watches and a scam that cost a Cobb widow millions.

Cadillacs, Rolex watches and a scam that cost a Cobb widow millions.

A man who claimed to be a sports agent bought Cadillac Escalades, Rolex watches and stole millions of a Cobb widow’s money for himself and his family in a scheme authorities say is one of the largest elder exploitation cases in Georgia history. Frances Perkins lost $3.6 million in the scam hatched by Jeff Carr to gain her trust and use the financial power of attorney to exploit the elderly woman who has dementia. The case has helped spark debate at the state Capitol about whether enough is done in Georgia to protect seniors from this type of abuse. A proposal is currently making its way at the Gold Dome to tighten power of attorney laws to try to make it easier to prosecute these cases. By the time authorities caught onto the scheme, Jeff Carr, a Milton High School graduate, had stolen more than $3 million from Frances Perkins, who is now 95. His father, Joseph, was also i...

Full article: http://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/cadillacs-rolex-watche...

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