A Gwinnett County, Georgia mother, Yvonne Longmire arrested after trying to scam her missing disabled son out of his $200K after using decoy pretending to be the 20 year old.
Yvonne Longmire, 58, of Lawrenceville is accused of using 23-year-old Marcus Ford to pose as her son, Lee Earnest Longmire– who is disabled in an attempt to gain control of his trust fund.
The two were able to convince a probate court and physician to have the money relinquished to them. However, before they could make a withdrawal, an attorney acting as a conservator of Lee Longmire became suspicious and triggered an investigation.
Gwinnett County Police said the attorney and his paralegal became suspicious because no one had physically seen Lee Longmire in several years fox news reported.
After a lengthy investigation, which included trying to get in touch with Lee Longmire, police issued arrest warrants for his mother and Ford.
Ford was apprehended in Phoenix, Arizona, while the elder Longmire turned herself in to police on Friday afternoon.
The exact whereabouts or condition of Lee Longmire are still unknown. His mother and her attorney, Robert Brooks, claim the 20-year-old is ‘OK,’ however they still have not revealed his location AJC reported.
The 20-year-old Longmire is ‘mentally disabled’ and has been declared a ward of the state, police said.
Yvonne Longmire is facing several charges including perjury, forgery, identity theft, theft by deception, criminal solicitation and exploitation of an at-risk adult. The mother had been scheduled to be extradited to Georgia.
Georgia state has since ordered Lee be turned over to the Division of Family and Children Services to be cared for by an appointed guardian.
Anyone with information about Lee Earnest Longmire’s whereabouts is asked to contact Gwinnett County detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. Crime Stoppers tips may be rewarded with up to $2,000 if they lead to an arrest or indictment.