Monday, August 24, 2009

Charge: Wagener Man Took Advantage of Disabled Woman

A Wagener man has continually exploited a mentally disabled woman and ripped her off numerous times, according to a sheriff’s report.

Thomas Warren, 36, of Wagener,
was charged last week with three counts of forgery and one count of breach of trust with fraudulent intent.

According to a sheriff’s report, the suspect took advantage of a 49-year-old Wagener woman and forged documents to get money.

The victim’s sister, Cheryl Abraham, called the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office last week to report the crime.

Mr. Warren allegedly took the victim to buy a red 1999 Ford F-150 pickup truck, and the disabled woman hasn’t seen him since he drove off the lot of a local dealership in her truck.

“He had her pass personal checks for merchandise he received under a promise of repayment and had her wire money claiming he’d been arrested and needed bail money,” a sheriff's report states.

Mr. Warren is also accused of getting the disabled woman to pawn the title to her Toyota Tundra and give him the money.

According to the sheriff’s report, Mr. Warren has been exploiting the victim since March 1.

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