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Georgia Mother Arrested For Using Another Man To Scam Her Disabled Son Out Of $200k! Her Son Hasn’t Been Seen In Years! (Video)

Georgia Mother Arrested For Using Another Man To Scam Her Disabled Son Out Of $200k! Her Son Hasn’t Been Seen In Years! (Video)

by July 4, 2019 0 comments

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By: Tommy “Tj” Sotomayor

Mother Attempts To Steal $200,000 From Missing Disabled Son
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Georgia mother accused of using an imposter to pose as her mentally
disabled son in order to steal $200,000 has been arrested, police said
yesterday.

Yvonne Longmire, 58, of Lawrenceville in Gwinnett
County, surrendered on March 1 and was booked into a local detention
center, officials said. Police appealed for the public’s help after it
emerged that the woman’s son had not been physically seen in several
years.

The whereabouts and condition of the 20-year-old, Lee
Earnest Longmire, remained unknown as of yesterday. Police said both the
mother and her attorney Robert Brooks claimed that he is “OK” but
confirmed that they have not revealed his location as ordered by the
state.

Longmire was being held without bond.

Last Wednesday,
Gwinnett County police told local media a warrant had been put out for
the woman’s arrest. A release said a lead detective had discovered the
attempted scam in January this year after talking to the law firm acting
as a conservator for the son’s trust fund.

It is alleged that the
mother used another man—Maurice Ford, 23—to pose as her son in front of
a probate court and a physician. The ruse was an attempt to convince
them the son no longer had a severe mental disability and no longer
needed a conservator for his fund, police said.

At the time,
investigators believe that Ford not only pretended to be the son but
also gave false testimony and used fraudulently obtained documents to
support the attempted scam.

The court granted $200,000 to the
mother and the imposter but before it could be withdrawn the conservator
became suspicious of the son’s real identity and contacted the
authorities.

An investigation was launched and the son became a
ward of the state and was provided a guardian through the Division of
Family and Children Services (DFCS). After warrants were issued last
week Ford was arrested in Arizona and is currently awaiting extradition.Related Stories

“Several attempts have been made to have in person contact with Lee but they have been to no avail,” police said.

The
mother was charged with perjury, forgery, identity theft, theft by
deception, criminal solicitation, and exploitation of an at-risk adult.

“If
anyone has information on the exact whereabouts of Lee Earnest Longmire
they are encouraged to call detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain
anonymous, tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or
visit stopcrimeATL.com,” officials added. The suspects’ mugshots were posted online by the Gwinnett County Police Department yesterday.