Caretaker Theft

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Police say a Spring Hill man convinced
his 84-year-old neighbor that his daughters were conspiring against
him and then stole more than $120,000 in cash and assets from him.
Investigators arrested 56-year-old Thomas R. Dolloff Friday on
charges of exploitation of the elderly in excess of $100,000, a
first-degree felony.
Reports show Edward M. Edwards' daughter noticed suspicious
activity on his bank accounts in January. Investigators found
checks from Edwards had been deposited into Dolloff's bank account.
Police say Dolloff also re-registered the man's pickup truck in his
name and traded it.
The investigation showed Dolloff asked Edwards to make him
beneficiary and trustee of his accounts. Police say Dolloff also
convinced the man to make him surrogate of a will that left just a
single dollar to Edwards' daughters.


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