Search on for man charged in senior exploitation case
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – An arrest warrant has been issued for a Webster County man following his indictment in a senior exploitation case involving a family member, according to the Office of Kentucky Attorney General.
Investigators say in March 2016, Lawrence Greer, of Clay, was given Power of Attorney for his step-mother, Pamela Greer.
He’s accused of co-mingling her money with his and spending approximately $40,000 on things unrelated to her care, including buying a new truck and trailer for himself, according to investigators.
After Pamela Greet was admitted to a long-term care facility in July 2019, Lawrence Greer failed to pay the facility for her care despite his legal control of her money and responsibility to pay her bills, according to investigators.
Herman Hall investigated the case on behalf of the Attorney General’s Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and worked alongside the Office of Senior Protection. The case was presented to the Grand Jury by Commonwealth’s Attorney Zac Greenwell’s office.
The Attorney General’s office is asking for help from Kentuckians to find Lawrence Greer. Tips can be reported to DCI by calling 866-524-3672 or emailing DCIForce@ky.gov.
The Attorney General’s Office of Senior Protection exists to protect Kentucky seniors against fraud, scams, and financial exploitation. To report suspected financial exploitation of seniors, contact the office at 502-696-5300 or the Elder Abuse Hotline at 1-877-ABUSE-TIP (1-877-228-7384).