PTC couple cuffed for exploiting elderly man

PTC couple cuffed for exploiting elderly man

Police: pair intimidated man into leasing home, then sold his belongings without permission

A Peachtree City couple was arrested Thursday on charges of exploitation and intimidation of an elderly person and burglary after convincing a man in an assisted living facility to lease his Hilltop Drive residence then moving into the residence and selling some of the man’s belongings.

Ericka Sambrone Porter, 51, and William Keith Porter, 55, were each charged with burglary and felony exploitation and intimidation of a disabled elderly person, according to department spokesman Lt. Mark Brown.

Brown said investigators received information of a possible exploitation and intimidation of an elderly adult on or about Nov. 2. Information on the possible exploitation of an elderly person came from neighbors, the Fayette County Probate Court and an assisted living facility, Brown added.

The elderly victim was contacted on repeated occasions regarding signing a lease for his residence on Hilltop Drive in Peachtree City. The elderly victim currently lives in an assisted living facility, Brown said.

Peachtree City Police investigators developed probable cause that the offenders convinced the elderly victim to sign the lease which did not go into effect until March 2014. The offenders had already moved into the elderly victim’s residence and began to sell various items from the residence, said Brown.

Davids mom
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Joined: 10/30/2005
The Elderly

It is so important for families to keep close contact with their elderly relatives and who is visiting them. After looking at the Facebook page - it looks like this woman had the wherewithal to lead a life without taking advantage of others. Disgusting!! Very possibly, this gentleman did not have family. I'm happy, if the charges are true, that this couple was stopped in their tracks! I'm now part of the 'older' generation in my family - and I'm sharing this with the younger generation. Care includes visitation, conversation, and LOVE. . .not just a place to 'stay'. There is no excuse for this! Thank heavens they were caught!

rmoc's picture
Joined: 03/22/2006
Facebook Page

Sure looks like Lake Peachtree on the FB page. What scumbags, the kind of folks who live off others like parasites.

Fred Garvin
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Joined: 04/18/2010

These cockroaches have no soul. They will prey on anyone because they are too damn lazy to go our and actually work for an honest days pay.

suggarfoot's picture
Joined: 10/10/2007
Ericka Sambrone Porter has

Ericka Sambrone Porter has facebook page...wonder if same one? shows pictures of a house they were moving into...talks about it was a surprise. Very nice house. Wonder if she worked at the poor guys nursing home?

Spyglass's picture
Joined: 01/28/2008
How stupid are people?

Do this and post it on Facebook.

moelarrycurly's picture
Joined: 10/17/2010

We can only hope there is a special place for them to stay in the next life.

Of course, that will be after their new really place to stay here.