Indictments accuse residents of exploiting elderly

The Augusta Chronicle

Richmond Co - 

A Richmond County grand jury returned indictments this week that accuse the defendants of taking financial advantage of elderly residents.

Ronald Clayton Newman Jr., of Fenwick Street, was indicted Tuesday on a charge of exploitation of the elderly. According to the indictment, Newman is accused of obtaining money from a 92-year-old woman through undue influence and false representation from May 1 through Aug. 2.

A report in The Augusta Chronicle stated that the daughter of the elderly woman called police after discovering that more than 25 checks on her mother’s bank account had been written to Newman, who reportedly worked as a handyman.

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