Woman charged with 227 counts fraud
By Patrick Yost
A woman has been arrested and charged with 227 counts of financial card transaction fraud after she allegedly took more than $15,000 from her father's banking account while he was cared for in an assisted living home.
Candice Walters, 30, Madison, was arrested in August after the Newton County assisted living home contacted authorities. According to Lt. Mark Williams, Morgan County Sheriff's Office, Walters also faces one count of forgery after she allegedly forged a check on her father's account for $277. Her husband, Charles Walters, 40, Buckhead, also faces one count of forgery for allegedly forging a $305 check on the victim's account.
"These thefts occurred while her father was a patient at an assisted living home," Williams said.
Williams said Candice Walters remains incarcerated at the Morgan County Detention Center. Charles Walters has been released from the facility on bond.
Williams said the investigation into thefts has also spread to Newton, Greene, Rockdale and Cobb counties. The alleged thefts occurred between January, 2011 and April, 2012, Williams said.
Printed in the September 20, 2012 edition