Authorities said a Raleigh County man swindled thousands from an elderly woman in Fayette County.
Joey Scott Voiers, 44, of Beckley, was arrested Wednesday and charged with obtaining money under false pretenses and financial exploitation of the elderly after a lengthy investigation led by the Fayette Sheriff’s Department. Both charges are felonies.
Detectives investigated Voiers for months, and the charges against him allege he exploited the victim from 2008 to early 2013, when the matter was reported to deputies, according to a sheriff’s department statement.
“The information gathered during this investigation indicates that Joey Voiers began renting an apartment from this elderly female around 2008 and agreed to perform repairs and renovations to her residence in exchange for a reduced rate of rent,” Sheriff Steve Kessler said in the release.
“He apparently gradually won the trust of this elderly female and then began taking financial advantage of her.”
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