.

Millions Stolen from East Cobb Woman

A Gainesville man and his father were arrested Tuesday in connection with the case.

For nearly four years, Jeffrey T. Carr and his father allegedly used manipulation and a family rift to steal millions of dollars from a 91-year-old East Cobb woman.

But the alleged deception came to a halt around 10 a.m. Tuesday when investigators with the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office Fraud Unit arrested the father and the son without incident, spokeswoman Nancy Bodiford said this morning.

Jeffrey Carr, 39, was arrested on charges that include four counts of theft by taking and exploitation of the elderly. Joseph T. Carr, 65, faces charges of theft by receiving stolen property and exploitation of the elderly.

According to Cobb County criminal warrants, Jeffrey Carr gained the trust of the woman in early May 2009 "by exploiting an ongoing sibling rivalry between the victim's daughters, and allowing one daughter to isolate her mother from contact with other people and the other sibling."

Despite ongoing efforts by Adult Protective Services to aid the woman, Jeffrey Carr allegedly allowed the isolation to continue, records show.

During a period between May 4, 2009, and Nov. 18, 2012, he allegedly received $707,521.36 from the woman, who was under the impression that she was investing in real estate opportunities. Approximately $25,200 of the funds came from an account held solely by the woman; $124,000 came from a joint account funded solely by the woman; and $558,321.36 came from a joint account in which the woman and her daughter were contributors.

The father allegedly profited, too. Joseph Carr received $353,720 from the accounts on Aug. 31, 2011, records show.

Weeks later, Jeffrey Carr "influenced the victim to sign a power of attorney that gave him access to her remaining estate," Bodiford said. Joseph Carr signed the document as a witness. The power of attorney was filed with the Cobb County Superior Court Clerk on Sept. 16, 2011, records show.

When the woman was hospitalized on Jan. 6, 2012, Jeffrey Carr allegedly arranged to move her to a Gainesville rehabilitation facility near him, "effectively isolating her from contact with her daughters and friends despite the victim's initial request to go to a facility close to her residence in Cobb County," an investigator with the sheriff's office wrote in his warrant.

With the woman so close to him, he was able to monitor the people who had access to her.

At some point, Jeffrey Carr wanted to keep even closer tabs on the woman, according to the warrant. Father and son allegedly moved the woman in the middle of the night from the assisted living facility into the father's Gainesville residence, a move that allegedly netted the son nearly $2.8 million "in the guise of fees, rent payments, commissions, legal fees and other charges in which the bank records subsequently showed the victim paid for directly," according to Jeffrey Carr's warrant.

Once again, the father profited. Joseph Carr collected $338,200 between Jan. 9, 2012, and Jan. 2, 2013, records show.

Between April 2012 and January 2013, Jeffrey Carr allegedly accepted 96 checks totaling $1,630,932.20 from the woman’s accounts, records show.

"Some of this money was recovered by Sheriff’s Office Investigators working in conjunction with the Cobb District Attorney’s Office and Adult Protective Services through seizures of bank accounts in the name of Jeffrey Carr and the victim," Bodiford said.

At the time of the arrest, authorities executed search warrants on the residences of Jeffrey Carr and Joseph Carr. Four Cadillacs and two Rolex watches were seized, and investigators believe they were purchased with the woman's money, Bodiford said.

Jeffrey Carr is being held in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center in lieu of $500,000 bond. Joseph Carr was released late Tuesday on a $100,000 bond.

Anyone with information about elderly abuse or exploitation is encouraged to call the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office at 770-499-4752.

Concerned Citizen May 18, 2013 at 05:23 AM
Steven....Amen to you again. Thank you for telling it like it is. The officials don't make mistakes. This has been an ongoing investigation for sometime. Why would an innocent person be in jail with a $500, 000 bond ? Maybe this girl is upset because he didn't buy her a new cadillac like the 4 others he bought with a 91 year old ladies money. Hope they enjoyed them while they had them. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR COUNTRY !!!
stephen m george jr mpa May 18, 2013 at 05:25 AM
Not she ...her POOH DOTH NOT STINK ... . And true, NO person is blameless, faultless, perfect, and without error in this world ...but only an evil few steal $8,000,000.00 from an old lady depending on them to take care her! I love it when perpetrators don't know enough to keep their mouth shut and lawyer up.
stephen m george jr mpa May 18, 2013 at 05:39 AM
I think this whole bunch of miscreants can learn a lot about being a man: The Ranger Creed Recognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps of the Rangers. Acknowledging the fact that a Ranger is a more elite soldier who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by land, sea, or air, I accept the fact that as a Ranger my country expects me to move further, faster and fight harder than any other soldier. Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong and morally straight and I will shoulder more than my share of the task whatever it may be, one-hundred-percent and then some. Gallantly will I show the world that I am a specially selected and well-trained soldier. My courtesy to superior officers, neatness of dress and care of equipment shall set the example for others to follow. Energetically will I meet the enemies of my country. I shall defeat them on the field of battle for I am better trained and will fight with all my might. Surrender is not a Ranger word. I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my country. Readily will I display the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the Ranger objective and complete the mission THOUGH I BE THE LONE SURVIVOR ... ! Rangers Lead The Way!!!
stephen m george jr mpa May 18, 2013 at 05:47 AM
Bridgett gave me a flashback to the day my First Sergeant told me "Wildman ...if you can't dazzle em with brilliance ...baffle em with BS ...!
Concerned Citizen May 18, 2013 at 05:59 AM
Stephen, thank you for your testimonal. It is very touching and makes me feel honored to communicate with you.
stephen m george jr mpa May 18, 2013 at 06:17 AM
No problem ...personally, I got a chuckle out of the Captain Camo reference ... she didn't have the foggiest any idea of what kind of can of worms she was opening up ... .
Gary Yonitch May 18, 2013 at 08:02 AM
They BOTH should still be in jail with no bail option!!!!! I have reason to believe they even stooped so low as to bring the lady's pastor into their scheme - due to her religious & trusting nature - to convince her to give him power of attorney in the first place! The Pastor's finances should be fully investigated as well - and if involved in any way - HE TOO SHOULD BE IN JAIL!!! I happen to know just how low they stooped - to call the police and give false statements so that her 1 trustworthy daughter who had been taking care of her and protecting her - ended up being picked up and put in a hospital for observation OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS - which is when I suspect he moved her mother to hide her from everyone! LOCK THEM ALL UP AND THROW AWAY THE KEY!!!
stephen m george jr mpa May 18, 2013 at 08:02 AM
Ultimately ...I say burn em at the stake ...!
stephen m george jr mpa May 18, 2013 at 08:37 AM
Gary ...sounds like they are in deep POOH, and apparantly rightly so, as: § 16-5-100 Cruelty to a person 65 years of age or older has a punishment range of 1-20 years. § 30-5-8 Abuse or exploitation of any disabled adult or elder person has a punishment range of 1-5 years § 16-5-43 Malicious confinement of sane person in an asylum has a punishment range of 1-10 years If convicted and given consecutive sentences each could face a maximum of 35 years on these 3 counts alone ...not counting the theft charges. As for the false prophet ... "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them." Matthew 7: 15-23 Moreover ..."You must purge the evil from among you" Deuteronomy 13 1-5
Bridgett Milam-Crooks May 18, 2013 at 12:22 PM
CC, never did I defend the charges or try to minimalize their gravity. I simply stood by the character of these men through my association with them. They're great softball coaches! And don't get too excited that your horn is being tooted by the military coo-coo. Go look at his posts on other articles.....he's a cyber-bully. A uniform, a real man does not make! I feel sorry for his daughter.
Bridgett Milam-Crooks May 18, 2013 at 12:23 PM
Not offended by you. Feel,sorry for you.
Bridgett Milam-Crooks May 18, 2013 at 01:53 PM
I LOVE the part about "officials don't make mistakes". LOL!!! And you think I'M living under a rock? Did you just get here?? To the camo nutball that spends his time here for the ultimate purpose of hearing himself talk and being stroked and kudo'd up by brown-nosers like CC.....you're right. You didn't hear me say "they didn't do it". Never did I claim that. I wouldn't. I don't KNOW that, just as YOU dont KNOW that they did. Which makes your rants pretty stupid. If my emotions are entwined here, it is out of a love and concerned for the families. No sex. (you pig) No $ or cars in it for me. (I see what motivates you guys though.) Just a genuine concern for the people....all of the people. And CC, since everyone close to the situation knows who you are, based on your first posting here, I'd be careful if I were you. Ya know, if you don't want others to figure it out. Just sayin..... If you don't care, then keep on. Now go take that post with "this child's" name in it down so you can quit showing your REAL motives. Disgraceful.
Concerned Citizen May 18, 2013 at 04:24 PM
We all know who you are !
Bridgett Milam-Crooks May 18, 2013 at 04:43 PM
No kidding! LOL I never used a lame cover up. Came on here from the start with a real name, a truthful association to the accused, and upright comments and intentions. : )
Bridgett Milam-Crooks May 18, 2013 at 05:08 PM
And you, Concerned Citizen? How do you know accused? What's your position here? Would yoy like to come clean with your true Concern for the child who's name you refuse to omit from this joke of a comment stream? No. Concern for the families of parties? Nope. An opportunity to stick-it to people whom you've disapproved of for non-related reasons for a loooooooong time? Ding! ding! ding! Again, do the right thing, and PLEASE take down the little girl's name.
stephen m george jr mpa May 18, 2013 at 10:14 PM
Bridget ...save your pity for these sorry SOB's bloody assholes as they are raped in prison ... !
stephen m george jr mpa May 18, 2013 at 10:23 PM
me thinkth I hitteth a nerve ... ! So, Im sorry I hurt you ...but that just proves the fact that the truth hurts ... !
stephen m george jr mpa May 18, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Where was your rage when these guys were rampaging through, and looting, this precious lady's life like the personification of the Waffen SS through Poland? That question lends itself similarly to another observaion ...selfish people are weak and are haunted by fear ... and you seem pretty scared to me ...ergo you must be selfish, weak, and haunted by fear.
stephen m george jr mpa May 18, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Bridgett, Knight to King Bishop Pawn ...CHECKMATE! "A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective." Sun Tzu
Bridgett Milam-Crooks May 18, 2013 at 10:55 PM
Pastor Rambo, you're a very dishonorable man. Your mouth and mind are clearly disturbed. I'm sorry your heart is so dark. And Sir, you'd have to know me and mean something to me to hurt me. Up to this point, I have to admit that you've been more of a source of entertainment.
stephen m george jr mpa May 18, 2013 at 10:56 PM
Bridgett, At least my daughter knows not to defend someone accused of stealing millions of dollars from an old lady. One more question, just who do you think the bully is here ...the one who speaks out against those accused of stealing from an old lady ...or those who stole from her? And in case you don't realize it ...your tone is pretty abrassive chicky poo.
Concerned Citizen May 18, 2013 at 11:00 PM
Bridget , you need to be talking to the Carr family about the shame they have put on this child and the example they have taught her. Plus, two other teenagers ! Thankful this Christian was not my child's Sunday School teacher !
Bridgett Milam-Crooks May 18, 2013 at 11:29 PM
"Where was your rage when these guys were rampaging through, and looting, this precious lady's life". I don't know anyone that's been privy to rampaging or looting. You're imagination is quite vivid. Hittin' the pipe??  Where are you getting this stuff? LOL.  I think the precious lady LOVES these people and probably longs for their companionship at this very moment. You're just silly. You believe everything that anyone puts out for you to pounce on... "That question lends itself similarly to another observaion ...selfish people are weak and are haunted by fear ... and you seem pretty scared to me ...ergo you must be selfish, weak, and haunted by fear." Ha! OH YOU'RE KILLING ME!!! LOL! LOL!  Man, c'mon. Scared??  What? Weak? How? Haaaaunted by feeeear....boo!  WHAT!?!?  LOL. You're really reaching now, Comrade Coo-Coo.  Grab another Pabst Blue Ribbon and go get your daily, self-inflating & pump-up on another page...you're done here, aren't ya? Move em out! ; )
stephen m george jr mpa May 18, 2013 at 11:37 PM
...the only greater honor than being dissed by you would to have been refused admission to the Nazi Party in 1939 Germany. ...but, your venom doeth giveth me strength ... “The strongest steel is forged by the fires of hell. It is pounded and struck repeatedly before it's plunged back into the molten fire. The fire gives it power and flexibility, and the blows give it STRENGTH. Those two thing make the metal pliable and able to withstand every battle it's called upon to fight.” Sherrilyn Kenyon
stephen m george jr mpa May 18, 2013 at 11:57 PM
Ok ...you just keep asking for it, so here goes ...KAPOW ... The article clearly states Jeffrey Carr, 39, was arrested on charges that include four counts of theft by taking and exploitation of the elderly. Joseph T. Carr, 65, faces charges of theft by receiving stolen property and exploitation of the elderly. Consequently, between them they are charged with LOOTING this little old lady's personal assets of $338,200 between Jan. 9, 2012, and Jan. 2, 2013, $707,521.36 between May 4, 2009, and Nov. 18, 2012. Further, the article suggests, arguably if not figuaritively, their Waffen SS type CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY include the following violations of OCGA: § 16-5-100 Cruelty to a person 65 years of age or older has a punishment range of 1-20 years. § 30-5-8 Abuse or exploitation of any disabled adult or elder person has a punishment range of 1-5 years § 16-5-43 Malicious confinement of sane person in an asylum has a punishment range of 1-10 years Indeed, not everyone who is arrested is convicted of that crime ...John Delorean was not convicted of drug trafficking to raise funds for his struggling company ...and they had him on videotape! So, I'm not so sure I would want to hitch my horse to that wagon. Thankfully, if convicted and given consecutive sentences each could face a maximum of 35 years on these 3 counts alone ...not counting the theft charges. Praise the Lord ...and Pass the Ammunition ... !
stephen m george jr mpa May 18, 2013 at 11:59 PM
I think your problem is you need to get laid ...!
Bridgett Milam-Crooks May 19, 2013 at 12:21 AM
Wow! LOL! Im actually dizzy from the fact stretches.... you call THAT a Kapow?? The article "suggests"? Well, there ya have it....rock solid stuff. You're silly. Put down the Pabst pipe, old man, you're lookin' "weak", desperate, and some might even say you seem "haunted with fear". (Couldn't resist) Hey, CC. Pretend like you're the real deal and take that child's name down. Quit being such a hypocrite. Oh, and one more thing.....the Carrs' are great softball coaches! Goodnight. : )
stephen m george jr mpa May 19, 2013 at 11:35 PM
35 YEARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRS ...! And you, like willard, dare to question my methods ...I have no method at all ...! that's right ...I just pulled the pin!
stephen m george jr mpa May 19, 2013 at 11:45 PM
As I do not have to presume innocence as I am not on a jury ... You know what ...after thinking about it, I think Bridgett has a good point. ...to hell with the trial. let's just summarily sentence them to 35 years SITTING in the electric chair... ! Then on the last day of the 35th year ...throw the switch ....and take these guys out like the pile of garbage they are.
stephen m george jr mpa May 19, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Not fact stretches ...application of the law. I reassert: The article suggests, arguably if not figuaritively, their Waffen SS type CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY include the following violations of OCGA: § 16-5-100 Cruelty to a person 65 years of age or older has a punishment range of 1-20 years. § 30-5-8 Abuse or exploitation of any disabled adult or elder person has a punishment range of 1-5 years § 16-5-43 Malicious confinement of sane person in an asylum has a punishment range of 1-10 years Moreover, if convicted and given consecutive sentences it is not a stretch to submit each could face a maximum of 35 years on these 3 counts alone ...not counting the theft charges. But a trial would be a moot question if these guys had victimized my granny ... And you certainly wouldn't in your wildest dreams suggest I am "weak", desperate, or "haunted with fear" as I practice the 2nd Ammendment and would kill, or die, to save my granny from the Waffen SS.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something