Judge sets bond for couple accused of stealing elderly aunt's life savings

Judge sets bond for couple accused of stealing elderly aunt's life savings

GARDEN CITY, GA (WTOC) - Nicholas and Lynn Crowder had a bond hearing in Garden City court Wednesday. The couple is being accused of spending more than $100,000 of his elderly aunt's life savings. According to Garden City police, more than $10,000 was spent on adult websites. The judge set bond for the couple.

The judge set bond for each defendant at $25,000 or a $50,000 property bond. The bond comes with several conditions. The couple cannot have contact with the victim, they must surrender their passports, cancel current plane tickets and Nicholas cannot have access to his aunt's joint banking account.

The couple only left behind $142 in the victims account.

"She's so disappointed in what's happened, and she's heartbroken to know that someone that she loved and trusted betrayed her so deeply and its not something she ever going to get over," said neighbor Jobie Seward.

According to the incident report, it was the bank who first noticed suspicious activity with the accounts.

The couple is charged with the financial exploitation and intimidation of an elder person. The case will now go to the Superior Court of Chatham County.

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