Miami.- Allegations of a former priest Danger! large amount, as she allegedly managed to deprive an elderly couple of their home and bank accounts, she was arrested by the authorities Miami Dade.
According to policeman, Yvonne Hampton-Barley, 63, On Wednesday, Miami Gardens was taken into custody at his home at City Hall. The case was released to the press on Friday.
Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Angel Rodriguez said the suspect posed as the daughter of one of the victims in order to add her name to the home’s title deed.
“During this time, this individual pretended to be one of the victims’ daughters and originally withdrew funds from her checking account, totaling over $18,000,” Rodriguez said.
During the investigation, detectives also discovered that Hampton-Barley had obtained a power of attorney.
The police spokesman said that “this individual is also responsible for adding to the victim’s checking accounts, altering retirement funds.”
As per the probe, the former pastor’s relationship with the elderly couple goes back more than 10 years. Police said the couple were gathering at the church, which was being led by the suspects.
The matter was brought to the attention of the authorities by a relative of the victims, who noticed the situation and called the police.
“When an elderly community member is abused, we take these crimes very seriously,” Rodriguez said.
The woman faces one count of elder abuse, two counts of grand theft and another of organized schemes to defraud.
Hampton-Barley is due in court on January 13.
Investigators are asking for the community’s help if they learn of any other similar actions taken by the suspect by calling Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS or the Miami-Dade Police Department at 305-476-5423.