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Brooklet woman charged with exploiting elderly
Accused of "skimming money" after running errands for 85-year-old victim
Amber Irene Benton

Statesboro police arrested a Brooklet woman Friday who is accused of stealing money from an elderly victim.

Amber Irene Benton, 25, of Pless Clifton Road in Brooklet, was reportedly responsible for running errands for the 85-year-old Bethany Way victim but was "skimming money," said Statesboro police information specialist Madison Bridges.

Benton would reportedly take money from the victim to make requested purchases but would keep some of the money for herself, Bridges said.

Although Benton is charged with elder abuse/exploiting, inflicting pain or depriving essential services to the elderly or disabled, there was no physical abuse, Bridges said. Benton was also charged with theft by deception.

Benton was unrelated to the victim, Bridges said.

Benton was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where she later posted bond, according to jail records.



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