Couple Charged With Exploitation of Elderly Could Face More Charges

A Jonesborough husband and wife charged with bilking an elderly couple out of $150,000 in cash could face additional theft charges with new information prosecutors learned after their arrest, an attorney said Thursday.
Jama Curtis, 39, and Tony Curtis, 40, are charged with theft over $60,000, theft over $10,000 and willful exploitation of an adult. They were in court Thursday for a bond reduction hearing and so Judge Robert Cupp could rule on the state’s motion to extend a restraining order to keep the Curtises away from the victim’s money and property.

Jama Curtis was the designated caregiver for the victims, a non-married couple, Ben A. Roberts, 85, and Billie Godwin, 82, according to Assistant District Attorney General Erin McArdle.
She’s accused of taking around $47,000 from Roberts’ account with daily ATM withdrawals up to $1,000 at various locations in Jonesborough and Johnson City, writing checks from the account to herself and her husband’s business for work that was never authorized or completed.

McArdle said in a restraining order that approximately $84,943.51 was made out in checks to the Curtises.

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Couple Charged With Exploitation of Elderly Could Face More Charges

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TN Couple Reportedly Exploited Elderly Residents

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2 Responses to “Couple Charged With Exploitation of Elderly Could Face More Charges”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Good news!

  2. Thelma Says:

    Throw the book at them!

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