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Woman arrested on exploitation elderly person charges

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Candy Horseman (Source: Bulloch County Sheriff's Office) Candy Horseman (Source: Bulloch County Sheriff's Office)
STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -

A Statesboro woman was arrested in Chatham County in connection with funds missing from an 81-year-old man's bank account.

In December 2012, family members of a Bulloch County man contacted sheriff's office investigators about improprieties with his bank account.

The victim's family believed that an acquaintance his Candy Renee Horseman, 26, was taking money from the victim under false pretenses, according to the sheriff's office.

Investigator Dusty Williams was assigned the case and examined the victim's financial records. He discovered that the man lost an estimated $24,000 over nine months to Horseman, according to the sheriff's office.

Horseman used different tactics to deceive the victim, including falsely claiming various forms of need and that she was to receive large sums of money to repay her debt to the victim, according to Horseman took advantage of the victim's willingness to help and drained his bank account.

Horseman was arrested on Feb. 23 in Chatham County and was extradited to Bulloch County. She claimed that a drug addiction was the reason for her behavior, according to the BCSO.

She is being held without bond at the Bulloch County jail on one count of exploitation of an elderly person and probation violation.

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