• Couple stole $15,000 from man with dementia, police say

    By: Mike Petchenik

    Updated:

    NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Police are searching for the couple who they said swindled an elderly man with dementia out of $15,000.

    The 77-year-old’s daughter said the couple told the man that they were friends with her and said they needed a loan to buy a house during Thanksgiving weekend.

    The victim then cut them a check. 

    But they didn’t stop there. Police said the couple then were able to get Thomas Dorsey to go to Walmart and buy them an expensive video game system.


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    "He just thought he was doing a good thing.  He's a very compassionate man,” said the man’s daughter Kelly LeBlond.

    LeBlond said the couple flagged him down with a sob story. 

    "Said they knew me very well, have known me a long time and they were back from California and trying to repurchase a home they had many years ago here and could he help them, I'd be on board with it," LeBlond said.

    Johns Creek Police Capt. Chris Byers said there could be more victims out there.

    “If they victimized this 77-year-old man, they're looking for more victims,” Byers said.

    That's why Byers is hoping someone will recognize the couple seen in the video. 

    "They're looking for vulnerable individuals and that's why they hunt for these individuals in the elderly population,” Byers said.

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