Indictment accuses home health worker of exploiting elderly

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A former home health aide has been indicted for allegedly using an 83-year-old woman’s identity to buy a car.

Aleesea Williams, 26, was indicted by a Bowie County grand jury Thursday for exploitation of the elderly. If convicted, Williams faces two to ten years in prison.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Williams began making visits to the woman’s home in January. The woman’s nephew, who has power of attorney over her affairs, thought it odd when he learned Williams had taken a piece of mail from Superior Chevrolet in Conway, Ark., from his aunt’s house. A check of his aunt’s credit revealed a $31,406 auto loan had been taken out in April.

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The elderly woman denied she offered to cosign a loan for Williams though Williams claimed she had.

Investigators with the Wake Village Police Department spoke to the salesman who sold Williams a car. The salesman said he spoke to a woman on the phone who used the elderly woman’s name and claimed she was Williams’s mother-in-law. The elderly woman’s identification and loan paperwork were sent via fax to the dealership. The paperwork reportedly bore handwriting similar to the alleged victim’s but with some obvious exceptions and the woman’s name was misspelled “on occasion.”

Williams is currently free on a $50,000 bond.

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