The daughter of an eighty two year old Conshohocken woman with dementia contacted the Conshohocken Police Department and filed a complaint involving a series of checks that were cashed against her mother’s bank account. The complaint was filed on March 9th.
According to the complaint, the daughter became aware of a series of checks being cashed when the bank contacted her due to the excessive number. The daughter has power of attorney and is on the bank account. Eight checks were cashed totaling $59,500.00. A ninth check was not cashed.
The daughter stated that her mother said that a person named “Bob Timmy” had contacted her and men were coming to the house to pick-up the checks for home improvements, which was to include a new roof. The daughter does not know “Bob Timmy” and didn’t recognize the phone number. According to the complaint no work was done on the home and no contracts were signed.
According to the Times Herald four individuals have been charged. From the Times Herald:
Anthony Miguel, 28, Gregory Devette Smith Jr. 40, and Nikko Gargano, 21, all of Philadelphia, and Jolene John, 43, of Pennsauken N.J. are accused of theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking, and home improvement fraud (or conspiracy to commit such acts) after police say they took advantage of the victim under the ruse that they were home renovators.
The four accused are out on bail and the preliminary hearings are scheduled over the next few months.